Research released today reveals the black iridescent color and detailed feather pattern of Microraptor, a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 130 million years ago.

At 12:30 p.m. (ET) on Friday, March 9, join Museum paleontologist Mark Norell, senior principal artist Mick Ellison, and io9 science reporter Robert Gonzalez for a live video chat about the new findings. Watch along at and tag your questions with #dinofeathers on Twitter or email them to
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