A True Life Space-Western-Dinosaur Mashup!

Now this story has it all… It’s a Western (modern day and Canadian, but still…), it has dinosaurs, and it involves Martian exploration! 

U of S Students accidentally find dinosaur bones at Mars rover competition

Matthew Olson

The team had been working with surveyors and paleontologists from the Midlands Provincial Park near Drumheller to prepare their selected area for the competition when they came across some interesting-looking rocks.

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Team president Danno Peters said he couldn’t believe it when the surveyors ended up confirming they were real dinosaur bones.

“‘This is awesome, but too bad we can’t use this area now,’ ” he recalls thinking.

Peters was part of the group that chose the provincial park at Drumheller for the most “Mars-like” setting possible for the rover competition after considering the badlands in Saskatchewan and a few other possible locations.

Read more at the Saskatoon Star Phoenix.

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