Using a technique called very high-resolution x-ray computed tomography, researchers at the University of Manchester dissected a 50 million year old spider encased in amber. As reported in Zootaxa, leveraging the same technology used in CAT scans, it can make out features the width of a human hair. In this case, the technique enabled the researchers to identify the critter of Halloween past as a new species.
That's really cool! IS that its actual innards too? Crazy.
Dang! you beat me to posting this!
It is really cool :)
It's a boy. And he's hung like a horse(fly)!
Just let me join in the chorus of really cools here, BTW.
I'm so pumped about this technology finally being used on invertebrates! There is so much we can still learn about some of these ancient species.