Home » News & Blogs » Ancient relative of starfish looked like a spiky cigar
Bookmark and Share
Cosmic Log

Ancient relative of starfish looked like a spiky cigar

25 Jun 2013, 23:51 UTC
Ancient relative of starfish looked like a spiky cigar
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

A new fossil relative of the starfish has turned up in 500 million-year-old sediments of the mountains in Morocco. "It's standing upright like a candle, or large cigar sticking out of the sediment," Andrew Smith, a paleobiologist at London's Natural History Museum and a member of the team that uncovered the fossil, told NBC News. The starfish relative lived at the bottom of the ocean surrounding t...

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod