Scientists Blow Up Super-Hard Rock to Get to Dinosaur Skulls
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.
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Image: Brigham Young University