Who Needs Stars When You Can Gaze at Spiders Through Your Telescope?

By Mika McKinnon on at

Freaking spiders, always getting up on the camera lens like they want to be astronomers, too.

Who Needs Stars When You Can Gaze at Spiders Through Your Telescope?

The camera dome at Marshall Space Center has a small problem: every now and then an arachnid astronomer decides to go waltzing across the lens, obstructing the view for pesky humans.

Who Needs Stars When You Can Gaze at Spiders Through Your Telescope?

The spiders climb onto the all-sky camera used for tracking meteorites.

Who Needs Stars When You Can Gaze at Spiders Through Your Telescope?

At least they don’t leave footprints?

Who Needs Stars When You Can Gaze at Spiders Through Your Telescope?

Image credits: NASA


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