Star-gazing scientists miss the dinosaurs below their feet
More than 50 years ago, in 1959, NASA built its Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. But it wasn't until last month a startling discovery was made. Right under the nose of America's top scientists, a dinosaur track was lurking.
On Aug. 17, dino tracker Ray Stanford found the partial footprint of a nodosaur (seen above with a small nodosaur model in the centre), which lived some 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, on the NASA campus. It's an odd place to uncover a dinosaur track, to be sure, but it's hardly the only spot proof of the creatures has turned up lately. Click through to find a round-up of all the recent dino finds from across the world.
National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaki... More National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaking research. He has discovered several new dinosaur species and sees these ancient reptiles as a gateway to inspiring children's passion for science. Learn more about Nizar Ibrahim and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140912-emerging-explorer-nizar-ibrahim-paleontology-sahara-dinosaur-fossil/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—tomorrow's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
Date 14-09-18, Duration 3:50, Views 199
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