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Fossil Count Suggests Biggest Die-Off Wasn't Due to a Smashup

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Science  21 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5708, pp. 335
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5708.335a

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According to the latest fossil evidence, published online this week by Science (, the Permian-Triassic extinction resulted from a protracted crisis rather than an impact.