UV light brings seashell fossils back to colorful life

April 2, 2015 7:38 PM

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Scientists have used ultraviolet light to bring ancient fossilized seashells that look white to the naked eye back to colorful life after laying bleached from sun, sand, water and wind for millions of years.

While the human eye can’t see into the ultraviolet range, modern technology has developed tools such as UV cameras that can detect and display these wavelengths of light and translate it into images we can see quite easily. UV cameras have been used to great effect in the paleontology field already ...

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