New evidence disproves the theory that dinosaurs were obliterated by a giant meteor strike.
Researchers now believe that dinosaurs were on vacation - probably a cruise - and left the planet for another destination.
The 110 mile-wide crater in Mexico supposedly caused by a meteor impact is thought to be where the dino's giant ship took off for the next stop.
The critical evidence is a set of rock carvings that appear to be "snapshots" of dinos on holiday. One of the carvings depicts a T-rex sunning itself on a beach while munching on a kebab-like dish. Another is of a brontosaurus that appears to be sitting at a bar-like structure with an umbrella drink.
"Earth's hot, humid climate would have provided a perfect vacation spot for these creatures," said Dr. Ivan Clue, head of the research team from the University of Spitsbergen who found the ancient tablets.
Many questions remain unanswered. Where did the dinos originate in the cosmos, where did they go, and was this a regular package tour or something more high-end? Did ancient man sell souvenirs?
Also, why are there so many bones of dead dinos? "We've analyzed some fossilized excretion and our initial theory is that there was an outbreak of food poisoning. Perhaps that persuaded them to leave a little early," said Clue.