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A landscape in an egg

This turtle egg (which appears blue in the scanning electron microscopy image above) was buried in clay (ocher) eighty million years ago. A group led by paleontologist Sérgio Alex Azevedo, from the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, was able to identify the fossil by analyzing its microstructure.

Image submitted by Francisco Rangel, an electron microscopy technician at the National Institute of Technology

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