Asteroids were created when our solar system formed 4.6 billion years ago Today there are around 800,000 orbiting the Sun, and a few are potentially hazardous to Earth Just how difficult is it to predict their movements? Just like the Earth, asteroids rotate as they orbit the Sun. When one side is facing the Sun,…Continue reading Will an asteroid hit Earth? | Natural History Museum
Is there life on Mars? Has there ever been? These questions have inspired science and science fiction alike. But a mission, led by the European and Russian Space Agencies, might finally reveal what really lies beneath the surface of the Red Planet. We’ve been sending missions to Mars since the 1960s to find out what,…Continue reading The search for life on Mars | Natural History Museum
At the Natural History Museum in London, the finishing touches are being made to an exhibition which explores life that exists in near-total darkness. The Museum is working with a specialist design studio to use video gaming technology to bring visitors closer to some of the most inaccessible environments on the planet. Life in the…Continue reading Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum
– [Pete] What we’re gonna do is we’re gonna use this really cool machine over here. – [Coyote] Okay. – [Pete] Believe it or not this is going to go really fast because this is, again, this is the magic wand of paleontology. – [Coyote] Okay. (machine air hissing) – [Crew Member] Whoa. I see…Continue reading WILL IT FIT… in the Museum?
(growling) (ominous music) (alarm sounding) (steam hissing) (creatures growling) (cages rattling) – They’re all dying – The blast damaged the ventilation system. We did everything we could. – I can open the gates from here – Claire, be careful we’re not an an island anymore. (dinosaurs growling) (steam hissing) (dinosaur roaring) – Clair, you press…Continue reading The Dinosaurs Breakout of Lockwood (Sweded) | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | Mattel Action!
What you need ID guide, bucket, clear jar Step 1. Prepare Check the tide times and weather for your beach location Step 2. Scout Wait until low tide and find an area with accessible rock pools Be careful when walking as the rocks can be slippery Approach a pool slowly and quietly Keep your shadow…Continue reading How to go rockpooling | Natural History Museum
Ireland is well known for its lack of snakes But less so for its lack of dinosaurs Only two dinosaur bones have ever been found there When we look around Ireland we find most of the rocks are just too old. They were deposited before there were any dinosaurs. Some of the rocks are just…Continue reading Can you find dinosaur fossils in Ireland? | Natural History Museum
It’s strange coming here today and seeing this. I think when we started you don’t ever think so much about the finished product, you just kind of take one step at a time. I’ve never worked on anything like this, what am I thinking? I’ve never worked on anything as big and as significant as…Continue reading The blue whale: a three-year labour of love | Natural History Museum
When some dinosaurs began evolving wings, most began to form bird-like structures So what do the bat-like wings of the Ambopteryx tell us about the evolution of birds? Towards the end of the Jurassic, some small feathered dinosaur species began to evolve wing structures similar to modern birds’. A famous example of this is Archaeopteryx,…Continue reading Did dinosaurs need feathers to fly? | Natural History Museum
(playful music) – Hi Bob, the praying mantis, what you doing today? Hangin’ like usual? Yeah, I better go get back to Dino patrol. Bye Bob, see you later. – Here baby T-Rex. You out here anywhere? – There you go. (water splashing) – Come in Park Ranger Aaron! (walkie-talkie beeps) – Oh, great, Park…Continue reading Dinosaur mystery bone & T-Rex showdown! Antarctic Dinosaurs for kids & new fossils at museum