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Leptolepides sprattiformis, CM 4249 (fossil fish), 3.6 gigapixel image created from 12,240 photographs by Gene Cooper

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Gene Cooper Gene Cooper
Explore score
3.61 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 24, 2010
Date taken
Dec 23, 2010

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A fossil of the fish species Leptolepides sprattiformis from the Upper Jurassic (~150 million-year-old) Solnhofen Formation of Germany, housed in the Vertebrate Paleontology collection at Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

The image shown here was created as part of the Explorable Microscopy project (formerly Small World Explorations). The project enables new science, research, and discovery by providing the ability to effortlessly explore microscopic detail across entire subjects and specimens. For more information, visit the website at www.explorablemicroscopy.org Will open in a new tab or window
The image was created by Gene Cooper using the GigaMacroBot linear imaging system prototype. For more information contact Gene Cooper at gene@fourchambers.org Will open in a new tab or window. Specimen provided courtesy of John Rawlins, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Technical Details for this Image:
Dimensions: 68mm x 30mm
Focus Stack: 24 images
Image Mosaic: 510 images
Total photos: 12,240

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