Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New Fossil Looks Like Millennium Falcon


Star Wars fans may have a new favorite fossil: Cambroraster falcatus. Through several years of fossil excavations in British Columbia, researchers discovered the ancient predator that once ruled the primeval seafloor with a body the shape of the Millennium Falcon. By looking at features visible in different fossilized contortions of Cambroraster, the researchers re-created the animal’s body shape, inferred its feeding habits, and compared it with other species alive at the time.

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