Dinosaurs ruled on Earth 135 million years before massive extinction.
Researchers have never studied the asteroid impact and got the sample from the crater to have a detailed analysis.
But now scientist wants to understand the impact of the Chicxulub crater created by an asteroid which hit Earth at that time.
Researchers are studying the samples of the crater which is located in the Yucatan peninsula.
A 5,000 foot drill beneath the seabed surface will be probed by scientists.
The sample obtained in a 60 day long effort will be the first object which is obtained from the craters center.
The asteroid which hit the earth has 9 mile evidence. The impact has set off debris and dust into the air which has blocked the sunlight, and ignited fires across the globe.
These series of events wiped out dinosaurs and some species of plants and animals.
The drilling is going to commence in the spring of 2016, where the scientist will gather rare specimens from the crater.
A team of researchers from different laboratories and organizations have met initially in Mexico to lay out the plan for this purpose.
“The sediments that filled in the crater should have the record for organisms living on the sea floor and in the water that were there for the first recovery after the mass extinction event. The hope is we can watch life come back,” said Sean Gulick from the Austin Institute for Geophysics.
After the sample form the core of the crater is obtained it will be immediately sent to Germany where several scientists and researchers from different countries including United Stated, United Kingdom and Mexico will examine the sample.
The remaining sample will be kept in Texas’ A&M University core repository for future studies.
“The Chicxulub crater is the only impact crater linked to a mass extinction event – therefore, it is an incredible opportunity to study how life recovered after the mass extinction,” said Gulick.