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|MUSEUM CLOSURE - MONDAY 8TH JUNE
Over the course of the summer there will be scaffolding surrounding the Museum entrance, we will be closed for one day while this is put up, on Monday 8th June.
IMPORTANT ACCESS INFORMATION
We will shortly be closing our lift to the public while it undergoes essential maintenance. During this time we cannot offer lift access to the Museum. Official notice will be posted here once this takes place. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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The possibility that the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have been caused by the eruption of the Deccan lavas in India has been increased by new research, published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin (doi:10.1130/B31167.1).
A view of the Mahabaleshwar escarpment in the western Ghats, India. Just a small part of the 3.6 km thick pile of lavas that flooded over the Deccan region of India some 66 million years ago? (photo copyright Dr Sally Gibson, Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge)