PHOTOS: "Invisible" Ancient Bugs Seen by Hi-Tech X-Ray

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A hundred-million-year-old millipede ancestor encased in amber (pictured) was recently imaged by researchers from the European Synchrotron Research Facility.

Using a high-resolution scan called microtomography, researchers pinpointed finely detailed body parts, such as bristles, tiny legs, and insect wings--and even the hairs on the one-millimeter-long millipede.

—Image courtesy Paul Tafforeau/European Synchrotron Research Facility
 
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