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Unveiling mysteries of nature

A vital aspect of studying natural specimens is the ability to visualize their internal structure. Most investigatory methods available solely capture the outer specimen surface, or require edged and colored sample slices to offer a glimpse of the interior. Micro-CT generates stunning 3D visualizations of the interior structure of fossils, animals, rocks and meteorites. They provide researchers ground-breaking insight into mineral sedimentary deposits and the evolution of animal anatomy. Mineralogists, paleontologists, zoologists, ornithologists and entomologists at the museum have already revealed remarkable aspects of present and past species that were unknown to date.

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