You'd think the ground near a sidewalk at the Goddard complex in Greenbelt, Maryland, home to 7,000 employees engaged in astrophysics, heliophysics and planetary science, would be pretty well covered but dinosaur tracker Ray Stanford found the 14" wide track this summer.
The nodosaur, which hails from the Early Cretaceous period, is named for the bony nodes found on its head, shoulders and body edges. Stanford, who claims to have found about 1,000 dinosaur tracks over the years, said he and a Johns Hopkins University expert are convinced it is an authentic find.
Credit and link: Ray Stanford/NASA and CNN
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