The people at NASA spend most of their time thinking about the sky above them. Turns out, one of their most biggest discoveries could be sitting next to their feet. A set of dinosaur prints have been found at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
MSNBC reports that dino-hunter Ray Stanford found the footprint on NASA’s Maryland campus. The footprint belongs to a spiny dinosaur called a nodosaur and is about the size of a dinner plate.
Stanford said that the nodosaur was a tank-like beast that lived about 110 million years ago.
“Space scientists may walk along here, and they’re walking exactly where this big, bungling heavy-armored dinosaur walked, maybe 110 to 112-million years ago.”
The amateur paleontologist believes that the nodosaur was running at the time since the heel didn’t sink too far into the mud. Stanford also says that he has discovered several smaller footprints in the area.
According to Live Science, the dinosaur print discovered at NASA shouldn’t be too surprising. After all, the area between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland is often referred to as “dinosaur alley.”
Here’s a video of Ray Stanford talking about the dinosaur prints he found at NASA.