Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fossilized Spider, 50 Million Years Old, Clear As Life

No, it isn't an insect, but who is counting legs anyway?

Actually, the folks who just found this fossil are - and a whole lot more. Found in some French amber, this fossil spider could be seen with the eye, but details through the golden blurry sap were more than a little hard to make out. Now through the use of some fancy 3D X-ray technologies, they were able to virtually dissect it, letting all its details shine through!

The article:

1 comment:

Charla said...

Well written article.