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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 http://www.carnegiemnh.org/exhibits/samson.htm.
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"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).