Tesla Inc TSLA Director Elon Musk made an ominous comment on Twitter Monday when he touched on a mass extinction event that ended the Cretaceous Period.
What happened: Musk said what hastened the dinosaurs’ demise and led to the spread of mammals on the planets could happen again.
The entrepreneur shared a BBC article in his tweet, commenting: “This will happen again – just a matter of time.”
This will happen again – just a matter of time https://t.co/HeyZhZbAih
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 28, 2022
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Why it matters: The article shared by Musk talked about the rise of mammals after dinosaurs were decimated by a 6-mile-wide asteroid that hit present-day Mexico with the power of more than a billion atomic bombs.
Musk is a proponent of settlement on Mars to extend the “probable lifespan” of humanity.
He said in April, “I think we really just have this little candle of consciousness as a little light in the void and we don’t want that little candle to be extinguished in a massive darkness.”
More recently, he said, “Mars may be a… fixer-upper of a planetbut it has great potential.”
Price promotion: On Monday, Tesla shares closed 1.1% lower at $284.82 in the regular session and gained 0.4% in extended trading, according to data from Benzinga Pro.