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Contact: Crispin Savage
University of Adelaide

Compound Eye Fossil

Caption: A half-billion-year-old fossil compound eye, showing exquisite detail of the visual surface (the individual lenses can be seen as darker spots).

Credit: Photo by John Paterson (University of New England).

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