Probing the hydrothermal system of the Chicxulub impact crater

  title={Probing the hydrothermal system of the Chicxulub impact crater},
  author={David A. Kring and Sonia M. Tikoo and Martin Schmieder and Ulrich Riller and Mario Rebolledo-Vieyra and Sarah L. Simpson and Gordon R. Osinski and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Gattacceca and Axel Wittmann and Christina M. Verhagen and Charles S. Cockell and Marco J. L. Coolen and Fred J. Longstaffe and Sean P. S. Gulick and Joanna V. Morgan and Timothy J. Bralower and Elise Chenot and Gail L. Christeson and Philippe Claeys and Ludovic Ferri{\`e}re and Catalina Gebhardt and Kazuhisa Goto and Sophie L. Green and Heather Jones and Johanna Lofi and Christopher M. Lowery and Rub{\'e}n Ocampo-Torres and Ligia P{\'e}rez‐Cruz and Annemarie E. Pickersgill and Michael H. Poelchau and Auriol S. P. Rae and Cornelia Rasmussen and Honami Sato and Jan Smit and Naotaka Tomioka and Jaime Urrutia‐Fucugauchi and Michael T. Whalen and Long Xiao and Kosei E. Yamaguchi},
  journal={Science Advances},
The Chicxulub impact event generated a long-duration hydrothermal system suitable for microbial life. The ~180-km-diameter Chicxulub peak-ring crater and ~240-km multiring basin, produced by the impact that terminated the Cretaceous, is the largest remaining intact impact basin on Earth. International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) Expedition 364 drilled to a depth of 1335 m below the sea floor into the peak ring, providing a… 
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