The latest news from China revealed that they were able to find three dinosaur eggs amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The Chinese news claims that dinosaurs too are very similar to other birds in the world.
A group of German researchers observed these eggs by using neutrons.
Finally, they discovered that these dinosaur eggs were laid in different instances along with the genetic evolution of them. And also they claimed that these dinosaurs protected the eggs in the same way like birds or crocodiles.
These dinosaurs were “Oviraptoridae” by name and they were found long before 66-88 million years in the early Cretaceous era. These particular dinosaurs were very small at the beginning, but they had grown bigger than humans by the time.
A neutron is a sub-atomic particle which has no charge. But it has a great capacity of energy to discover physical objects. As the neutron is electro neutral it doesn’t discover the electrons or react with them. Instead, it reacts with the center of the atom.
Neutrons are not destructive. But, it has the potential to go deep into any solid material in order to do discoveries.
Neutron particles help in the identification of geological samples, materials with the capacity to produce energy, chemicals which affect the environment as well as the creatures who consist of polymers.
The scientists claim that the dinosaurs have to be categorized under a group which is in between the birds and the crocodiles.
However, it’s still unknown whether these dinosaur babies peep out all at once like the crocodiles or else one by one one like birds.
The scientists concluded that these have familiarity when compared with birds. They stated this by the observation of the thickness and the structure of the egg fossils.
Another co-author of the research, Prof. Tsu Ruvey Yang stated in “Interrogative Organismal Biology” that these eggs are different from the eggs which he had observed early.
These eggs were found from the Ganshome valley in China. Each egg was about 18cm (7 inches) in height and most of the scientists at first expected that all these eggs were laid down by one female dinosaur at a time.
But the growth of the embryos were different from each other. Therefore, this observation revealed that these eggs were laid down by two or three dinosaurs.
The creation of the skeleton of the dinosaurs could be seen by the sequential growth of the fetus.
The investigators declared that one of the three eggs seemed to be older than the other eggs by observing the location of the bones.
The growth of the embryo is higher, when the thickness of the shell reduces, as the bones absorb calcium carbonate from the shell to the growth of the bones.
Further, the investigators discovered that the growth of the fetus inside one of the eggs were lower than the rest of the eggs.
It was confirmed that the maturity of the eggs were different from each other due to the way of protecting them.
According to the rock specialists of a German University, they’ve used micro computer waves and x-rays to discover the bones inside the eggs.
This special technology is used to get a detailed 3D image of the physical object we see. But the objective of the specialists was not fulfilled only by this. Therefore, they sent these eggs to a neutron research unit of a technical university. There, the specialists were able to find the interior structure of the eggs using the technology available at the university.
Scientists have been able to keep forth another step to reach details about the dinosaurs who were present in the early Mongolia, China and Middle Asia.
This was a group of dinosaurs which had thin limbs and a big head. Their bodies were about 3-6 feet in length.
However, such protected ancient fossils are only found related to dinosaurs.
By the way, the skeletons of the oviraptoridae dinosaurs were found in their own nests. Some of the scientists say that the reason for witnessing the skeletons at the same nests was due to a sudden sand storm.
The era in which they lived in middle Asia is known as Early Cretaceous.