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'Flying dinosaur' really had feathers

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posted on May, 13 2010 @ 12:46 AM
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'Flying dinosaur' really had feathers


www.upi.com

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 (UPI) -- Stanford University scientists said they used an X-ray beam to confirm that Archaeopteryx, the "flying dinosaur," really had feathers.

The scientists in San Francisco identified key chemicals in the dinosaur's 150 million-year-old bones and wings, and in its soft tissue, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

The presence of the chemicals means the feathery impressions in the rock that fossilized Archaeopteryx actually were left by real feathers that had evolved for flight.
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posted on May, 13 2010 @ 12:46 AM
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Another piece of prehistorical fact unearthed...

What was once a fable, has now become fact.

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posted on May, 13 2010 @ 01:36 AM
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I thought this was common knowledge.

When I was a kid, like twenty years ago, I had a book wich featured the Archaeopteryx as the first feathered flying animal.



posted on May, 13 2010 @ 01:46 AM
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Thats one scary looking chicken.



posted on May, 13 2010 @ 02:15 PM
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Was commonly "assumed" when we were kids...but seems there is now more confirmation on it....

I wonder if it tastes like chicken....bet it does....



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