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Archaeopteryx chat

And now, a brief moment of Science from HMNS:

On Thursday, June 17, from 10 – 10:45 a.m., HMNS is hosting a live online discussion with paleontologist Pete Larson, president of the Black Hills Institute. Pete will be discussing his new research into the Thermopolis Archaeopteryx fossil that is currently on display at HMNS – and the astounding new discovery he and the team he worked with have made.

During this online event, you can ask Larson questions about his new research and learn more about our current Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution exhibition.

The Research
Click here to read an abstract of the paper; Brian Switek (@laelaps) has a good post on the content on the excellent Dinosaur Tracking blog. As Switek put it, “By using a kind of scanning technology called SRS-XRF, the scientists expected to detect the distribution of chemicals in the skeleton and the surrounding rock. This would allow them to get a better idea of how the skeleton became fossilized and what it may have looked like in life.” Read on at the links above for more information; get the inside scoop from Larson himself during the event on June 17.

The Event
This event will take place online from 10 – 10:45 Central Time on Thursday, June 17. Space is limited, so be sure to submit your registration today. To register: click here; once the registration page loads, click “Register” (a blue link on the left side of the page), then enter your information and click “Submit.” If you have any problems, please contact us at blogadmin@hmns.org

Tune in if you can and learn more.

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