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53 mya Spider "digitally dissected"

This is way cool.


A 53-million-year-old spider has been revealed in exquisite detail by scientists from the UK and Belgium.

The ancient creepy-crawly had been trapped in amber and preserved in a lowland area around Paris, France.

The scientists reconstructed the 1mm creature's original appearance using an X-ray-based medical imaging technique.

The pictures, published in the journal Zootaxa, "digitally dissect" the tiny spider to expose amazing details such as the preservation of internal organs.

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Too bad our site doesn't have access to the zootaxa full article :(