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When you first glimpse at the photo, it looks like it could be something by Andy Warhol! The photo was taken by @FransLanting in Botswana in 1989 as he flew over the ephemeral lake in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. Check out his other amazing photographs in our newly opened exhibit in partnership with @NatGeo ,“Into Africa: The Photography of Frans Lanting”.
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jamielorincz : @tanbeltninja so many flamingos... I need one...
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mingo6267 : Mingos! 😊
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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Here is a spectacular Blue Diamond necklace/brooch from the Premier Mine in South Africa. It has a total of 5.57 carats, including the 2.6 carat Cullinan Blue Diamond. Wouldn’t this be a great present to receive?
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First stop, the T. REX! What visit to the Natural History Museum would be complete without paying a visit to our T. Rex? The Tyrannosaurus Rex existed 66-68 million years ago, ate meat and bone, and weighed up to 15,000 pounds!
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Hi everyone! My name is Jessica, I am a new Social Media Intern at the #NMNH and I’ll be taking over Instagram this week. I study anthropology at UBC in Vancouver, Canada. This is my first time exploring the museum and I can’t wait to show everyone interesting objects and exhibits! Get ready for some fun facts and photos of some of our amazing collections!
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smithsoniannmnh : Thanks @euchlid!!
chsu : Let me illustrate something for you!
bijouliving : Congrats Jessica! What a great opportunity! I have a double major in Anthropology and History from UBC (96).
amhistorymuseum : Have a blast, Jessica!
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humblemonkey27 : ❀️moose
anda.mir : So Canadian with the moose in the background. :p
smithsoniannmnh : @anda.mir It's why I chose it! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ
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Join us to celebrate #InternationalPolychaeteDay on July 1! Polychaetes are segmented worms that are found mostly in saltwater. There are about 8,000 named species in the world and at least twice that many still to be named. Polychaetes are often the most numerous animals in a square meter of sea floor mud, and they range in size from less than a millimeter as adults to several meters long. They are very important animals in the food webs that are critical to keeping our oceans healthy --- many are even breathtakingly beautiful. On July 1 we're commemorating a great polychaete scientist, Dr. Kristian Fauchald, learn more on our blog (link in profile). A tomopterid polychaete, photo by Karen Osborn.
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or3gon : It looks like an Artemia
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More than bones can be fossilized. This is a coprolite, also known as fossilized poop πŸ’©, from a Tyrannosaurus rex! The white fragments are undigested bone, which shows that this predator crushed its food, bones and all, and gulped it down in chunks. Fresh dung is usually soft, of course. But it sometimes fossilized if it was buried before it could decompose. Evidence like this helps us reconstruct ancient animals’ worlds because coprolites can contain bits of insects, plants, pollen, and whatever else an animal ate recently and didn’t completely digest. #FossilFriday
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jenny_jo_ : Show H, please. Fossil poo! @kellyjeanharrison
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What can meteorites tell us about the formation of the solar system? Tune in to live webcasts at 11AM and 2PM EDT today with @Smithsonian meteoriticist Tim McCoy, as he explains what we’ve learned from meteorites and how these space rocks influence spacecraft missions: qrius.si.edu. #ScienceHow
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Have you ever wondered how we study asteroids and other bodies in our solar system without sending spacecraft to all of them? Meteorites, pieces from space that hurtle to Earth, turn out to be great sources of information. Take a meteorite-filled journey with Maggy Benson and Tim McCoy to outer space and back in time to the formation of our solar system. Prepare to be amazed at how meteorites contain the very building blocks of life on Earth. Tune in to our live #ScienceHow webcasts today at 11AM & 2PM EDT: qrius.si.edu.
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The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will be the first U.S mission to bring asteroid samples back to Earth. If all goes well, OSIRIS-REx will return in 2023, so the curious 7th graders of today will have an opportunity to study the asteroid pieces! Learn about OSIRIS-REx, asteroids, and meteorites by tuning in to a live webcast with Smithsonian geologist Tim McCoy tomorrow! Watch it here: qrius.si.edu. Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. #ScienceHow
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greatdayforscience : Cool pic <3
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A happy sight, monarch butterflies were spotted in the Butterfly Habitat Garden outside the museum! Over the last 20 years, monarchs have been in serious decline due to habitat loss. The @smithsoniangardens plants milkweed to support monarch populations. Milkweed is a major resource for monarchs to lay their eggs in, and then it becomes a food source for their caterpillars. See more tips here: gardens.si.edu.
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nancyslibrary : Wow! Milkweed works!
coralyn419 : Beautiful. I love them. As a child I saw them totally cover some of our trees in FL.
horticultureguy : Common #Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
bleavitt8 : So exciting!!
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