Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dinosaurs in a new light

A fossil of a Archaeopteryx was discovered many years ago but only days ago scientists found something new. This fossil had small soft tissue samples in the molds of feathers. This is amazing for a fossil millions of years old. Scientist were able to see this when the fossil was shined with a UV light, the light exposed the tissue. They also found many other substances in the outer casts of the fossil.

It is great how many new things we find every day. This new technique could be used on other fossils. The more scientists find out about fossils the better, learning about history can help our future. Scintest could find more about dinosaurs that they discovered a long time ago. It could change the way we think about dinosaurs now.

Link: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/59062/description/Archaeopteryx_fossil_seen_in_new_light_

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