Photo: Hundreds of Dino-Era Animals in Amber Revealed by X-Ray



Opaque amber blocks from the Charentes region of southwestern France (top) were recently "virtually dissected" using a new x-ray technique.

The method revealed a diversity of trapped dinosaur-era organisms, such as this crustacean (bottom left) and wasp.

Images courtesy M. Lak, P. Tafforeau, D. Néraudeau (ESRF Grenoble et UMR CNRS 6118 Rennes)


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