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Amber Fossil Research

Published in Quo, Spain

The ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) produces high energy X-rays known as synchrotron light. The beam is one thousand billion times brighter than a standard medical X-ray. One of the key projects at the ESRF has been the imaging of tiny fossils hidden in opaque amber. The X-ray data combined with 3-D modelling software allow scientists to see these fossil creatures.

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