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Fossils

Real Life Expeditions supported by Earth Science Australia

  Go to The Far North Queensland Fossil Heritage Expedition page
for details of the photos shown below:

1.From our 100 million year old coastal lagoon site

Ichthyosaur 960901 discovered 1996 - paddle detail
Our Ichthyosaur on display at Kronosaurus Korner, Queensland Museum
Read a reconstruction of the last days of this Ichthyosaur - a pregnant female
Ichthyosaur 970602 discovered 1997
The fate of Ichthyosaur 970602
Giant Squid discovered 1998

2. From our 4.2 million year old spring site

Giant Bullock Size Marsupial - new species 1999
Tusk from another giant marsupial

Trace Fossils

Global Temperature Change through Geological Time

Dinosaur Images:

How to tell the two major dinosaur groups apart
Allosaurus
Ankylosaurus
Apatosaurus
Camptosaurus
Centrosaurus
Compsognathus
Ichthyosaur
Ichthyosaur2
Nodosaurus
Pachysephalosaurus
Plateosaurus
Stegosaurus
Triceratops
Tyranosaurus
Tyranosaurus front view
Tyranosaurus skull photo

Dinosaur Track
Looking for Fossils in a drainage system
Trilobite
Conodont
Index Fossils Chart
Microfossils

All you wanted to know about Ichthyosaurs 
a mirror with thanks of some of the content of
Ryosuke Motani's excellent web resources on Ichthyosaurs(external link)

Geologic Time

Extinctions through time chart
Geolgical time scale with events (simple)

Geologic Time

Carbon 14 Dating Calculator (interactive javascript)

Radiocarbon (14C) Dating
Absolute Dating and Geologic Time Scale
The Age of the Earth
Dendrochronology -dating using tree rings
Geological Time as a glass of beer
Famous Extinctions through time - graphical form
Events through geological time
Simple Geological time chart
Oxygen content of Atmosphere through time graph(44k)
The crater that caused the Permian Extinction?

Absolute Time
Radio-isotope dating

Radioactive Isotopes - the "Clocks in Rocks"
strontium-rubidium isotope image
parent-daughter graph
Parent-daughter cartoon
Determining Argon gas concentration

Australia's own living fossil the Wollemi Pine
The Principle of superposition
Formation of Gondwana

 

Young Palaeontologist

Young Palaeontologist

Written by young enthusiasts - minimal editing by webmaster
Fossil Footprints
How to find fossils

then
What to do with them
 
Describing the Environment and
Creatures of the Different time periods
Careers in Palaeontology

Space Science


Sequence of Cratering on Venus using false colour image processing
click on thumbnail for full size image
Venus black and white  black and white order of cratering not evident


Venus some false colour  false colour indicates more than one cratering event

Venus all false colour sequence of cratering is clear
 
 



This sample done using freeware ...LView19pro
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see also... using false colour imagery
to interpret the use of aboriginal stone tools

The Sun
A Brief Overview of the Solar System
Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

Meteorites
Minerals in Meteorites
Identifying Meteorites
Meteorite Cratering on Earth
Tektites - Australia's unusual meteorite
The Tunguska Event - eyewitness reports translated into English
Meteorites and Mass Extinctions

Impact Craters images

Queensland's Giant Meteorite Crater? 8.8km X 7.2km
Terrestrial Crater Arizona USA photo(12K GIF)
Simple Crater Structural Sketch(B&W GIF)
Complex Crater Structural Sketch(B&W GIF)

Eclipse Simulation Animations

Solar Eclipse(24K GIF)
Lunar Eclipse(95K GIF)

The Eight Motions of the Earth

More about the earth...

The Earth's Magnetosphere- diagram
Doppler Effect sound demonstration

Comet Simulation Animation

Hale-Bopp Comet Simulation (59K GIF)
Comets
Planetary Magnetospheres
The Aurora - The Basics
The Aurora .gif simulation

.gif images of the planets

mercury
venus
earth
moon phase simulation
mars
jupiter
saturn
uranus
neptune
pluto
asteroid animation


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