Each and every atom in our universe is a universe. We see an atom but it is really another universe in another dimension. The quantum wave equation, derived from the sub atomic (other universes), relates to the state of expansion or contraction of our universe,there was no big bang and at some stage we will begin contracting. We are a squeeze box universe? Are we looking inside an atom when we look at the skies? Are galaxies, electrons?
March 26, 2008—The remarkably well-preserved fossil of a dinosaur-era sea creature found in a Canadian mine is turning out to be a gold mine for paleontologists.
The Cretaceous-period reptile, dubbed Nichollsia borealis, is not only a new species—it represents a whole new genus, scientists announced on March 20.
It’s also one of the oldest and most complete plesiosaur fossils ever unearthed in North America.
Plesiosaurs were carnivorous reptiles that roamed the seas between about 205 million to 65 million years ago.
Mine workers found the intact creature about 200 feet (60 meters) deep in a surface mine in Alberta in 1994. The Syncrude company extracts oil from the mine’s sandy soil.
A “tomb” of sandstone preserved the 8.5-foot-long (2.6-meter-long) creature almost perfectly—unlike other plesiosaur fossils that are often found in porous shale.
The fossil ended up at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, where University of Calgary paleontologists Patrick Druckenmiller and Anthony Russell recently ran 3-D CT scans of its braincase.
The scans and other analyses of the reptile have provided more detail than for any other plesiosaur ever found, they said.
The newfound reptile also gave them a window into an ancient seaway that once cut through North America and teemed with marine life.
February 22, 2007—In Antarctica’s Ross Sea, a fishing boat has caught what is likely the world’s biggest known colossal squid (yes, that’s the species’ name), New Zealand officials announced today.
Heavier than even giant squid, colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) have eyes as wide as dinner plates and sharp hooks on some of their suckers. The new specimen weighs in at an estimated 990 pounds (450 kilograms).
The sea monster had become entangled while feeding on Patagonian toothfish (toothfish photos) caught on long lines of hooks. The crew then maneuvered the squid into a net and painstakingly hauled it aboard—a two-hour process.
The animal was frozen and placed in a massive freezer below decks. Now in New Zealand, the carcass awaits scientific analysis.
"Even basic questions such as how large does this species grow to and how long does it live for are not yet known," said New Zealand Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton in a statement.
The deep-sea species was first discovered in 1925, though the only evidence was two tentacles found in a sperm whale’s stomach. Since then there have been only a scattering of sightings, including a colossal squid caught in 2003 in the same region as the recent find.
The new specimen is likely the first intact male ever recovered, Anderton said.
Squid expert Steve O’Shea told local press, “I can assure you that this is going to draw phenomenal interest.”
For one thing, added the Auckland University of Technology professor, the squid would yield calamari rings the size of tractor tires.