All systems go! What’s it like to live and work in space? How do astronauts sleep in a weightless environment, go to the bathroom in orbit, and what effect does space travel have on their bodies? Visitors will get a glimpse at these cosmic curiosities – and learn about the extraordinary conditions, dangers and rewards of human space travel – when the Perot Museum of Nature and Science presents its latest traveling exhibition, Journey to Space (Oct. 21, 2017-May 6, 2018).
- Space Toilets and Other Otherworldly Sights From the Perot Museum’s New Space Exhibit - Dallas Observer
- Journey to Space exhibit opens at Perot Museum - Fox 4
A newly named species of fossil crocodile, discovered at the Arlington Archosaur Site (AAS) in 2009, has a home in the Perot Museum’s collections. Deltasuchus motherali, named for original AAS volunteer Austin Motheral who uncovered the fossils as a teen, was a 20-foot crocodile that roamed our region 95-96 million years ago and likely ate everything it could catch, from turtles to dinosaurs. A team of paleontologists and geologists from San Antonio’s Witte Museum, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and University of Wisconsin-Parkside worked with volunteers at the AAS to uncover, prepare, and identify the new species, the findings of which were published this month in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
- Rare discovery made at an Arlington dig site - CW33
- Researchers identify new species of prehistoric crocodile - Phys.Org
- Giant, dinosaur-eating crocodile discovered in Texas - Fox News Science
- Dinosaur-eating crocodiles once roamed here. Now it’s an Arlington neighborhood - Fort Worth Star Telegram