ID: 14140

The Final Day of the Cretaceous: Recent Discoveries by the Tanis research team led by Robert DePalma

Paleontologist Robert DePalma, Postgraduate researcher at University of Manchester UK and Adjunct Professor for the Florida Atlantic University Geosciences Department, gave a guest talk at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on April 6, 2022. DePalma discussed his team’s excavations in North Dakota and shared findings they tie to an asteroid strike off the coast of present-day Mexico that led to the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Robert’s presentation is followed by a question and answer session exploring potential connections to NASA research by Goddard scientists Michelle Thaller, Jim Garvin, Christa Peters-Lidard, John Mather, and Gavin Schmidt.


Wade Sisler (NASA/GSFC): Lead Producer
Compton Tucker (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Rich Melnick (KBRwyle): Lead Director
Michael Randazzo (AIMM): Lead Video Editor
Alexander Velle (SAIC): Lead Engineer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Lead Technical Support
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Lead Audio Technician
John Caldwell (AIMM): Lead Technical Director
LK Ward (KBRwyle): Camera Operator
Paul Morris (KBRwyle): Camera Operator
Katie Jepson (KBRwyle): Camera Operator
Chris Meaney (KBRwyle): Lead Lighting
Michelle Thaller (NASA/GSFC): Lead Host
James Garvin (NASA, Chief Scientist Goddard): Science Advisor
Christa Peters-Lidard (NASA/GSFC): Science Advisor
John Mather (NASA/GSFC): Science Advisor
Gavin A. Schmidt (NASA/GSFC GISS): Science Advisor
Anne Kinney (NASA, Deputy Center Director Goddard): Science Advisor
Robert DePalma: Colloquium Guest
Caroline Capone: Intern
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center