Radiolaria

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Radiolarians (also radiolaria) are amoeboid protozoa that produce intricate mineral skeletons, typically with a central capsule dividing the cell into inner and outer portions, called endoplasm and ectoplasm. They are found as plankton throughout the ocean, and because of their rapid turn-over of species, their tests are important diagnostic fossils found from the Cambrian onwards. Some common radiolarian fossils include Actinomma, Heliosphaera and Hexadoridium.​
more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiolarian





 
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Radiolarians (also radiolaria) are amoeboid protozoa that produce intricate mineral skeletons, typically with a central capsule dividing the cell into inner and outer portions, called endoplasm and ectoplasm. They are found as plankton throughout the ocean, and because of their rapid turn-over of species, their tests are important diagnostic fossils found from the Cambrian onwards. Some common radiolarian fossils include Actinomma, Heliosphaera and Hexadoridium.​
more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiolarian
oh my fucking god what did you just say. cool pictures btw
 

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Iroquois Plisken
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oh my fucking god what did you just say. cool pictures btw
Radiolarians are small things that make cool exoskeletons (skeletons found on the outside of the body). Found as small floaty things in big water surrounding Earth (which is our planet). Evolve (change) quick. Important for Earth fossil timeline information.

In summary: they tiny cool things in water
 

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You gotta admit nature IS pretty fucking amazing. If those designs are real then perhaps all those crazy ideas that we have inside our head are just archetypes placed in us by nature because of our ancient existence. Nature comes up with far more beautiful things than any man will ever be able to create.
Yes, the symmetry and fractal patterns are pretty amazing. Many people don't realize that something so small, can be so complex and beautiful. Even things like viruses can be beautiful under a microscope.