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From: Breakup of a long-period comet as the origin of the dinosaur extinction

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The impact rate of tidally disrupted LPCs with energies comparable to that of the Chicxulub impactor, with the impact rates of intact LPCs and MBAs for reference, in addition to the range of rates that would explain the observed Chicxulub impact, including 95% Poisson errors. Most LPCs and \(\sim 10\%\) of MBAs are assumed to have a carbonaceous chondritic composition (see text for details).

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