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Meteorite of the month: martian meteorite NWA 5298

Posted: February 9, 2012 - 13:51 , by admin
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By Brendt C. Hyde, ROM Mineralogy Technician

Meteorites can come from a variety of locations.  Most often we think of them as pieces of rock ejected off of asteroids during big collisions in space.  However, these collisions also happen on the planets and moons in our solar system.  The Earth has luckily been able to collect a number of meteorites from our moon and from the planet Mars.  This month we take a look at a rock from Mars.

Ushering in the year of the dragon in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Posted: January 26, 2012 - 09:56 , by Nicole Richards

A sneak peak at our new komodo dragon before the work begins

A sneak peak at our new komodo dragon before the work begins

Meteorite of the month: Springwater pallasite

Posted: January 25, 2012 - 10:52 , by Ian Nicklin
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specimen image of Springwater pallasite meteorite

The world's largest specimen of the Springwater pallasite meteorite.

Unearthing the oldest dinosaur nesting site

Posted: January 24, 2012 - 10:11 , by David Evans

Illustration of a dinosaur nest.

Fig. 1. Reconstruction of a Massospondyus nesting site. Courtesy J. Csotonyi

Opening a Can of Ancient Worms

Posted: January 18, 2012 - 14:23 , by David Rudkin

David M. Rudkin, Assistant Curator in Invertebrate Palaeontology, will be presenting at the upcoming  ROM Research Colloquium – join us on February 3 at 11:30am in the Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre to hear more about An Embarrassment of Worms: Fossil Priapulida from the Silurian of Ontario … Real and Imagined

Taking care of meteorites

Posted: January 17, 2012 - 17:16 , by admin

Brendt C. Hyde, Mineralogy Technician will be presenting at the upcoming  ROM Research Colloquium – join us on February 3 at 4:30pm in the Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre to hear more about The Study of Meteorites – Science versus Conservation.

What are you going to talk about at the colloquium this year?

Mineral of the month: serandite

Posted: January 17, 2012 - 08:47 , by Ian Nicklin
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specimen image a twinned serandite crystal

World's largest twinned serandite crystal.

Russian Space Probe will Crash to Earth this Week!

Posted: January 12, 2012 - 13:14 , by Ian Nicklin
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Contributed by Brendt C. Hyde and Ian Nicklin.

A Rare and Beautiful Bird

Posted: January 5, 2012 - 11:55 , by admin

 

A closer look at a living barn owl perched.

Their distinctive heart-shaped face actually helps improve their hearing. With lop-sided ears, they can easily pinpoint prey with sound alone. Photo by Steve Brace

Next Stop Mars! New NASA Rover Launched

Posted: December 30, 2011 - 09:30 , by admin
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By Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Technician

A view of the shuttle launch!

Curiosity starts its journey towards Mars! (Image Credit NASA/Scott Andrews/Canon)