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(by NoelRamirez.)

Virgin River, Zion National Park

A Database of 3D Fossils, Ready for You to Explore and Print

I officially want a 3D printer now.


This has got to be one of the most visually stunning trilobites in the world, a large Quadrops flexuosa. This bizarre trilobite has a distinctive four-forked protrusion coming off of the front of it’s head which is where the genus gets it’s name. It also has nearly 50 free standing spines that have individually been prepared free of the hard surrounding matrix.
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"People seem to think embracing life means to jump off cliffs and kiss strangers. Maybe it’s just slowly learning to love yourself."

To be able to look up at the sky and realize that everything in our universe is accelerating away from itself, that we live in a time when we can look up in the sky and see other galaxies and nebulae, is such a wondrous thing. 

In the years to come, our children’s children’s children’s children will look up in the sky and see only the arm of our Milky Way and nothing else. No Andromeda galaxy, no nebulae hiding behind the stars. Nothing. Just blackness. We live in a privileged time to bee able to explore our neighbors. 

And yet, my life exists in a 650 sq ft apartment, within the 20 sq miles between Golden and Glenstone, in a small city in the southwest corner of a state that resides in the middle of North America, that rides on a tiny blue marble in the outer arm of a galaxy that floats in the inexplicably large ocean we call our universe.

I love nature and I am addicted to it. I can’t believe that we have so little appreciation for it in this world. We prefer living in cities, we prefer riding cars, we ignore global warming and turn our heads when we hear about animals that are endangered or extint. There’s so much beauty and serenity in being close to nature, it is a true healer to the soul. Nature is my God. #nature #beauty #fuckyeahhiking