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A mini forest growing just outside the Museum, thanks to @smithsoniangardens. For all you #botany nerds, this is Ophiopogon planiscapus.
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schoolbelle_2001 : I have some if this. The plant certainly does take over the landscape!! Nice ground cover in a desert type garden. Easy to maintain, water efficient. Fun, too!!
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Dispatch from the field! Our team spent two weeks in Montana in July prospecting for and collecting fossils dating from the Late Cretaceous. They were searching in the Judith River Formation, a vast expanse of rock formed from sediments deposited in a broad river floodplain about 75–76 million years ago, during the Campanian part of the Cretaceous. Here, they’re shown bulk-collecting a sediment sample at a site high on the outcrop. Once filled with sediment, the orange 5-gallon bucket was shipped, along with others filled at different sites, back to #NMNH. When it comes to bulk-sediment samples, one week’s worth of field work can turn into many months of work in the museum. Fossils will be washed and sorted by staff and #FossiLab volunteers, identified by students and curators, catalogued and databased by collections staff, and finally made available for research. #FossilFriday
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laelaps : Rock on.
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Thank you for all of your votes! While the Hope Diamond didn't make it to Round 2 of the β€ͺ#SIshowdown, we're still cheering for science! Keep voting: s.si.edu/1DPQZ3I (link in profile). #TBT November 10, 1958: Mrs. Edna Winston presented the Hope Diamond to Secretary Leonard Carmichael and Curator George Switzer. The Hope Diamond shines just as bright today! Image via @SmithsonianArchives #πŸ’Ž
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smithsoniannmnh : #USMail #mail #snailmail #hopediamond #bling #harrywinston #winston #NMNH #naturalhistory #gemsandstones #smithsonsian #archives #blackandwhite #diamond #diamondsareforever
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Why do scientists study diamonds? Diamonds offer a unique window into the geological history of the planet. Diamonds typically formed more than 100 miles deep in the Earth and provide an exceptional window into the geologic processes and conditions that took place there 2–3 billion years ago. We’re still unlocking the Hope Diamond’s secrets! Vote for the Hope Diamond and help us get to Round 2 in the #SIShowdown: Go.si.edu/votehopein (link in profile). #πŸ’Ž
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smithsoniannmnh : #voteHope #hopediamond #diamond #blue #sparkle #shine #bluediamond #smithsonian #nmnh #instamuseum #diamondsareforever #minerals #diamondnecklace #museums #naturalhistorymuseum
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katyrose2005 : Is that a real diamond
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smithsoniannmnh : @katyrose2005 Yes! It's the Hope Diamond shown out of its setting, a 45.52 carat blue diamond.
katyrose2005 : So its a real diamond
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We brought skeletons to life with our mobile app, Skin & Bones, help us go to #SXSW to share the creative process! Skin & Bones revives a 137 years-old catfish, releases a vampire bat from its mount, uses sound to put users into the ocean and the Congo, and much more. Vote here: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/51617.
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aneyliakane : I love this one..!
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iphotographsharks : Tried to vote but never could get the registration to go through. It's the thought that counts, right?
iphotographsharks : Finally, was able to cast a vote.
smithsoniannmnh : @iphotographsharks oh bummer, was the site down?
festivalgramme : Yo Cool work! Need a reusable FRED FLASK @fredflasks (link on their profile) ; )
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Visiting the museum today? Join us for a photo with a Hope Diamond replica! We’re on the 2nd floor from 10am-5pm, swing by to vote for the Hope Diamond in the #SIshowdown and try on this sparkling necklace! Vote: Go.si.edu/votehopein (link in profile). #πŸ’Ž
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smithsoniannmnh : #voteHope #hopediamond #diamond #sparkle #shine #bluediamond #smithsonian #nmnh #instamuseum #diamondsareforever #minerals #diamondnecklace #museums #naturalhistorymuseum
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The @Smithsonian is having another Showdown for the “most seriously amazing” object, but we provide the clarity: vote for the world’s most famous gem, the Hope Diamond! Go.si.edu/votehopein. Link in profile! #SIShowdown #πŸ’Ž
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smithsoniannmnh : #voteHope #hopediamond #diamond #sparkle #shine #bluediamond #smithsonian #nmnh #instamuseum #diamondsareforever #minerals #diamondnecklace #museums #naturalhistorymuseum
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lucindalc : My favorite gem, such a rich history. If the Hope could only talk & tell us about the French Revolution, about being cut again and about all of Evelyn Walsh McLean's parties.
dziban303 : I guess I'm one of the few people who didn't think the Hope Diamond was all that great. Still, if someone wanted to give it to me I wouldn't turn them down :)
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Have you always wanted to wear the Hope Diamond? Get your chance tomorrow at the Museum, we’ll have a replica for visitors to try on! Join us from 10am-5pm EDT on the 2nd Floor, near the Hall of Gems and Minerals. #πŸ’Ž
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debwessells : Kinda of scared too...πŸ˜–
gweg_gwii : What kind of a replica? Like what minerals is it's make up?
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grumpythebear : I'm a blue bear, can I try the replica on too??
girlwiththephotographthing : Hopefully the replica won't have a curse too...
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diamondsinthelibrary : See you tomorrow!!
lynnietalbott : Did you cancel this event?
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Happy β€ͺ#MineralMonday! The beloved Hope Diamond, 45.52 carats of blue magnificence. Explore our brand new Hope Diamond website with an interactive timeline and gallery of images: mineralsciences.si.edu/hope.htm. πŸ’Ž
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embrichard : @300zx_tt 😍
lykaois : Good luck wearing the Hope diamond its cursed
knitwithme : When I went to see it, another tourist pushed me and I fell. #inconsiderate
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thevoxconfusa : @anthony_iacono thought of you!
rosegoldsf : @perrymdoig field trip!
anthony_iacono : @thevoxconfusa wow!!
perrymdoig : @rosegoldsf yes please
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Save the date: This November join NMNH Sant director Kirk Johnson on a spectacular road trip through our continent’s rich past. How was North America built? How did life evolve here? And how has the continent shaped us? Making North America premieres on PBS’s NOVA, Nov. 4 at 9/8 C. See more: PBS.org.
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smithsoniannmnh : #NMNHDirector #kirkjohnson #NMNH #MakingNorthAmerica #paleontology #geology #NOVA #science #explore #naturalhistory #TCA15
susanbnorton : @deadjournalist save the date for Dinx!
gardenoffaith : Nice!. Knowledge it is power.
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