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Paleontologists Pin Down Plant's Ancestors

News   Feb 26, 2020 | Original story from Virginia Tech

 
Paleontologists Pin Down Plant's Ancestors

A photo of a green seaweed fossil dating back 1 billion years. The image was captured using a microscope as the fossil itself is 2 millimeters long, roughly the size of a flea. The dark color of this fossil was created by adding a drop of mineral oil to the rock in which it's embedded, to create contrast. Credit: Virginia Tech

 
 
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