Scientists Blow Up Super-Hard Rock to Get to Dinosaur Skulls

By Andrew Moseman | February 24, 2010 11:23 am
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Dinosaurs and explosives—science stories don’t get much cooler than this.

Researchers in Utah have excavated two complete and two partial skulls of a dino called Abydosaurus mcintoshi, a 105-million-year-old sauropod, which the scientists think might have descended from the brachiosaurus family. “It is amazing. You can hold the skull in your hands and look into the eyes of something that lived a very long time ago” [USA Today], says paleontologist Brooks Britt, co-author of the study that appeared in the journal Naturwissenschaften.

Click through the photo gallery for more pictures from the dig, and for the whole story.

Image: Brigham Young University


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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Living World, Photo Gallery
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  • http://theeternaluniverse.blogspot.com/ Joseph Smidt

    Yeah, BYU is definitely in a convient spot if you want to go fossil hunting. Utah is loaded.

  • Hanan Tahir

    Im 12 and i love dinosaurs. please keep me informed ty. dinos rock. i wanna be a paleontologist when i grow up to. happy findings. nice dino.

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