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Behind the scenes of the Teylers Museum

680 - Scanning the Archaeopteryx in Grenoble

In order to study the Teyler Archaeopteryx fossil, it is being scanned in Grenoble using synchrotron X-ray microtomography. The end of the video shows the specimen fully wrapped and mounted on the object table in front of the beam that is coming out the square hole in the blue box.

. Here are some more images.

This is a photo of the Teyler Archaeopteryx made by the museum. The scan made in Grenoble lasted more then 50 hours and produced more then 5 terrabytes (one million megabytes!!!).
The Solnhofen specimen was also scanned earlier this year:

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