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

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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.

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

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At least they don’t leave footprints?

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Image credits: NASA


Contact the author at mika.mckinnon@io9.com or follow her at @MikaMcKinnon.

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