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NASA scans Samson
Under the direction of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History staff, NASA
technicians at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama are
performing a CT scan on a well preserved _Tyrannosaurus rex_ skull known as
Samson. Unlike Sue, Samson appears to possess an undistorted skull. Sue is
larger than Samson.
Samson has been prepped by Carnegie preparators, and is being made available
for study for a total of two years (commencing last May), after which time
the specimen will be returned to its private owner.
See press release at http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050110/dcm018_1.html. See
an account of the prep work with many photos at
"Dino Guy" Ralph W. Miller III
Docent at the California Academy of Sciences
proud member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
No word yet on the whereabouts of Delilah. (Probably hidden away in a
private collector's attic).