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Meteorites vs dinosaurs

Center students and scientists recently took touchable meteorites to the closing weekend of the Phoenix Zoo's Dinosaurs in the Desert exhibit, and DÍa del Niño event.

How do you take on a T-Rex in the wild?  With a well aimed Canyon Diablo iron meteorite, of course! 

Ph.D. candidate Zack Torrano demonstrates the proper stance to take, with outward turned throwing hand, and off-hand extended for balance. This minimizes the chances of slipping and falling while attempting to attack a dinosaur, which can be a fatal mistake.

  • Ph.D. student Gabriel Franco shares his enthusiasm for space rocks with aspiring young scientists.