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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Most Complete UK Dinosaur in a Century Found on Isle of Wight

A fossil of the skull of the Triassic Period reptile Gracilisuchidae is seen at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Sao Joao do Polesine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil June 3, 2024. Rodrigo Temp Muller/Handout via REUTERS
A fossil of the skull of the Triassic Period reptile Gracilisuchidae is seen at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Sao Joao do Polesine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil June 3, 2024. Rodrigo Temp Muller/Handout via REUTERS
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Most Complete UK Dinosaur in a Century Found on Isle of Wight

A fossil of the skull of the Triassic Period reptile Gracilisuchidae is seen at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Sao Joao do Polesine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil June 3, 2024. Rodrigo Temp Muller/Handout via REUTERS
A fossil of the skull of the Triassic Period reptile Gracilisuchidae is seen at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Sao Joao do Polesine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil June 3, 2024. Rodrigo Temp Muller/Handout via REUTERS

The fossil remains of a plant-eating dinosaur estimated to have roamed the earth some 125 million years ago have been discovered on England's Isle of Wight, with scientists believing it to be the most complete new specimen found in Britain in a century, Reuters reported.
Weighing roughly the same as a large male American bison at about 900 kilograms, the herbivorous species was likely a herding animal, Jeremy Lockwood, a PhD student at the University of Portsmouth who helped with the excavation, said in a statement.
The dinosaur, made up of 149 bones, was found in the cliffs of Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight, off the southern coast of England, in 2013 by late fossil collector Nick Chase.
It was named "Comptonatus chasei" as a tribute to Chase.
"Nick had a phenomenal nose for finding dinosaur bones ... This really is a remarkable find," Lockwood said.
"It helps us understand more about the different types of dinosaurs that lived in England in the Early Cretaceous," said Lockwood, also the lead author of a new paper describing the species published in the Journal of Systematic Paleontology.
The remains of a meat-eating dinosaur belonging to an ancient predator bigger than anything known from the whole of Europe was discovered on the island in 2022. It was also from the Cretaceous Period.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Scientists Find Cave on the Moon that Could be Used to Shelter Future Explorers

​​​​​​​ It's located at the Sea of Tranquility, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Apollo 11's landing site. - The AP
​​​​​​​ It's located at the Sea of Tranquility, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Apollo 11's landing site. - The AP
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Scientists Find Cave on the Moon that Could be Used to Shelter Future Explorers

​​​​​​​ It's located at the Sea of Tranquility, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Apollo 11's landing site. - The AP
​​​​​​​ It's located at the Sea of Tranquility, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Apollo 11's landing site. - The AP

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts.

An Italian-led team reported Monday that there's evidence for a sizable cave accessible from the deepest known pit on the moon.
It's located at the Sea of Tranquility, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Apollo 11's landing site.

The pit, like the more than 200 others discovered up there, was created by the collapse of a lava tube.

Researchers analyzed radar measurements by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and compared the results with lava tubes on Earth. Their findings appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy.