Synchotron illustration

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In the supplement of Kristian Carlson and colleagues’ paper on the MH1 endocast Carlson:Malapa:2011, there’s a nice comparison of the medical CT versus synchotron images. My blog sizing can’t do it justice, and to be honest, the online PDF in Science doesn’t either, but you get the idea:

Figure S10 from Carlson et al. 2011, detail. Original caption: Comparison of the same slice of the MH 1 cranium obtained with medical CT (left) and synchrotron scanning at the ESRF (right). Voxel sizes are approximately 450 ?m and 45.71 ?m, respectively.

You know, someday we’ll all have these data for the entire fossil record, and students won’t think a thing of it.