From the time before dinosaurs: 429-million-year-old eyes in trilobites-Fossil discovered

hundreds of millions of years old eyes bring scientists to Wonder: How researchers from the University of Cologne, Germany, on Thursday announced that they disc

From the time before dinosaurs: 429-million-year-old eyes in trilobites-Fossil discovered

hundreds of millions of years old eyes bring scientists to Wonder: How researchers from the University of Cologne, Germany, on Thursday announced that they discovered a 429-million-year old Fossil of a sea dweller an eye that has amazing Similarities with the Sehapparaten of today's bees, and dragonflies. The corresponding arthropods were already extinct before dinosaurs inhabited the earth.

The in the journal "Scientific Reports" - described copy of a so-called trilobite is very flat and has two protruding, half-oval eyes in the back of the head, one of which is cancelled was. The armored arthropods crawled soils during the Paleozoic era (the Mesozoic) on the sea and disappeared during a mass extinction about 250 million years ago from the globe.

Insect-like compound eye discovered

The trilobite was looking for had been in 1846, in the Czech Republic, discovered and looks for his species, it's not that uncommon. You've examined him only because she liked his big head and big eyes, reported Brigitte Schoenemann of the Zoological Department of the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, has co-authored the scientific article. As she looked through the microscope, have you discovered "Stunning".

Use this electronic light microscope, the German and British scientists detected in the eye of the fossil-like structures, reminiscent of the compound eyes of modern insects honeycomb. In a multi-faceted eye of numerous separated ready to see units per a single Pixel, "as in a computer graphic," said the beautiful man. Human eyes have a single lens with tens of millions of light-sensitive cells, which allows for an advanced image production.

Updated Date: 17 August 2020, 03:20

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