Do not make your observatory look like a giant pill bug.
If poor weather wasn't bad enough, it looks like our La Palma observatory is under threat from enormous arachnoids. The great beast was seen dimly through the clouds earlier in the week. This creature must be 5m long! Observers should not approach – hostile intent must be assumed pic.twitter.com/r1AcdfWEsB
— GOTO Observatory (@GOTOObservatory) September 25, 2020
That’s how you get giant spiders, you know.
Raging Bee says
Looks like a cheap beer-cooler and two giant advair inhalers. Maybe the poor spider has asthma?
If I were an arachnophobe, I’d be more worried about those 2 egg sacs in the foreground. As it is, I’m curious to see if they produce a few big babies or a bazillion tiny ones.
Pierce R. Butler says
??? Helluva lot of ambient light for 2 in the morning that close to the tropics…
Someone in the comemts there – CounselToCats – posted this :
thirty second footage of an even bigger spider visit to check out the Space Shuttle Atlantis FWIW.
On the down side they are assuming its hostile there? Jokingly but still. Expect better from scientists – even rocket ones.
Nice convergent evolution defensive response, roll in to a hard shelled ball.
Wrong abdomen. Should be a woodlouse spider.
Pill bugs are crustaceans. Fake news.