The aftermath of the crater left in Yucatan, Mexico is 177 kilometers across and 19 kilometers deep. An asteroid which could leave a crater like this would be devastating regardless of where it hit, but because it hit the Yucatan peninsula, which has a large sulphur deposit, the sulphur rock vaporized upon impact and sent billions of tonnes of polluting gas into the atmosphere, blocking out the sun. The Earth froze because of this, and the dinosaurs died out. Had the asteroid hit just a few seco...
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