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Re: Oldest Known Male Fossil: 425 MYA

Sounds like a manual CT scan to me. Why didn't they run it through a machine
like that? Lack of money, or is the technology not able to produce high
enough resolution for something that small?

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James R. Cunningham" <jrccea@bellsouth.net>
To: <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: Oldest Known Male Fossil: 425 MYA

> Richard W. Travsky wrote:
> > They removed the rock containing the fossil and then cut extremely thin
> > shavings through the remains. Each shaving was then photographed and
> > stored in a computer...........
> > That, Cronin said, has never been done before for such an ancient
> And won't be done again for that particular specimen, because it has
> been destroyed.  I hope they don't have a hard-drive failure.