“The Eridanus black hole sits like a giant black spider in an ocean of nothingness, having swallowed up all surrounding galaxies, gas, and light, including radiation from the Cosmic Microwave Background.”
“It’s called trigonotarbid and, in addition to being an early relative of spiders, it was one of the first predators to walk on land.”
“When it comes to early life on land, long before our ancestors came out of the sea, these early arachnids were top dog of the food chain”, which may explain why there are such bizarre subconscious associations with spiders persisting today.
Surprisingly, they only got up to about 2 inches in size. I think most of us would have expected something much larger.