Apr 23 2015

The Eridanus Void: (A MegaMassive Black Hole One-Billion Light Years Across)

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Eridanus

“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.”

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Sources:

cosmology.com

http://deep-space-astronomy.suite101.com/article.cfm/hole_in_the_universe

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16903-new-cosmic-map-reveals-colossal-structures.html

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Jul 09 2014

Simulation Studies Ancient Arachnids, the first predators to walk on land

Category: Science & Technologyadmin @ 4:10 pm

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.

 

Source: io9

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Feb 12 2010

Rare Textile from Spider Silk

Category: Science & Technologyadmin @ 2:16 pm

A very unique GOLDEN textile made from Spider Silk. It is very strong & very, very light. Highly unique. Each strand is composed of 96 threads of spider silk.

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