Fossilised dinosaur bone, SEM

Fossilised dinosaur bone, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fossilised dinosaur bone, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). This specimen is from a long bone of a Hypsolophodon fossil found on the Isle of Wight. This dinosaur was a herbivore from the Cretaceous Period. Both outer compact and inner spongey bone is present. The circular holes are the Haversian canals that carry blood vessels. Magnification: x20 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

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