By the Holy circumcised foreskin of baby Jesus! What in the name of all that is creepy and filmed by Roger Corman is this? Larvae hatching and butterflies flying in space? If I were an astronaut, I'd be freaking out.
For the first time in history, butterfly larvae—who were only six days old at launch time—have hatched in space. It happened on November 10, 2009, as part of the STS-129 "Butterflies in Space" experiment, on board the International Space Station. I can only imagine their confusion as they discovered there was no gravity. I don't have to imagine how itchy I feel by just looking at these images. [Flickr via Popular Science]