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Dinosaur-killing asteroid triggered evolution of snakes after handful survived

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Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!A new study has revealed that snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the impact of a catastrophic asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs when it struck Earth.But scientists say that snakes managed to live through the post-apocalyptic event and were able to evolve into the 3000 or more species known today.The asteroid smashed into Earth 66 million years ago in Mexico, which resulted in destruction around the world and caused dinosaurs to become extinct.According to scientists, a handful of snakes were able to avoid mass extinction by hiding underground and going for long periods without any food.The disastrous asteroid set off earthquakes, tsunamis and wildfires, followed by a.

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