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Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-126 11/14/2008

Coelophysis was a dinosaur that lived in North America during the late Triassic period, between about 225 million and 220 million years. It is one of the earliest dinosaurs that we know of it. Coelophysis was relatively small and bipedal (walked on two legs). It stood perhaps between 8 feet (2.4 meters) and 10 feet (3 meters) tall.

It is thought possible that Coelophysis lived in groups - one reason why this is suspected, is that in 1947 in Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, fossils from about a dozen animals were found together. An alternative explanation however is simply that the fossils were simply multiple animals which were swept away and killed together as a result of a flash flood.

The earliest find of a Coelophysis fossil took place in 1881, and was made by amateur fossil collector called David Baldwin. Edward D. Cope described the creature in 1889, and also chose its name - "Coelophysis" means "hollow form" and is a reference to the animal's hollow bones.

We know from its teeth that Coelophysis was a carnivorous (meat eating) dinosaur, and we because fossilized stomach contents have been found, we even know a little about its precise diet. Stomach contents included small reptiles and fish, and even smaller Coelophysis, the latter telling us that this creature sometimes engaged in cannibalism.

Other interesting facts about Coelophysis include the fact that it has been designated the official state fossil of New Mexico since 1981, and that its fossils have even made a trip into space. Coelophysis was in fact the second dinosaur in space (Maiasaura was the first) - fossils of Coelophysis were taken by the space shuttle Endeavour to the Mir space station in 1998.

By S. Tanna. Discover more about Coelophysis at http://www.dinosaurjungle.com/dinosaur_species_coelophysis.php

stuck with this..need help?

the space shuttle endeavour has a cargo bay that is in the shape of a cylinder whose lenght is 18.3 meters and whose diameter is 4.6 meters.find its volume.

The volume of a cylinder is pir^2 h

h = (in this case it`s given as the length) = 18.3m

r = half the diameter = 2.3m

Taking pi as 3.142:

V = 3.142 x 2.3 x 2.3 x 18.3 m^3

V = 304.2 m^3 to 1 d.p.




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