Paleontologists discovered 29 melanosome samples from the body of the 155-million-year-old Anchiornis huxleyi. By comparing the samples to the feathers and colors of modern birds they were able to map out the dino’s colors, making Anchiornis the first true-color picture of a dinosaur. Sure, we’ve seen recreations of dinosaurs in color in textbooks, stories, and film. Difference here is that this is for realz. Neat, huh?