The meteorite that killed the dinosaurs was about 6 miles across.
It hit the Earth at a speed of about 40,000 miles per hour.
The impact created a crater about 90 miles wide and 18 miles deep.
The explosion from the impact was equivalent to 10 billion atomic bombs.
The impact caused wildfires, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
It also caused a global winter that lasted for years.
The mass extinction event caused by the asteroid killed off about 75% of all plant and animal species on Earth.
The asteroid impact occurred about 66 million years ago.
The impact site is now located in what is now Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
The asteroid impact also led to the extinction of all non-avian dinosaurs.