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#1    Waspie_Dwarf


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

Jumping Spider, Nefertiti, Onboard the International Space Station

The Phiddipus johnsoni, or red-backed jumping spider, named Nefertiti is shown here walking and preying on flies in her habitat while in orbit on the International Space Station and in her habitat readapting to gravity on Earth. (BioServe Space Technologies)

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:23 PM

Poor girl, she was a bit confused by the change in gravity upon returning to Earth.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:00 PM

We all know how this ends - mutant, human-hunting spiders.

I must not fear. Fear is the Mind-Killer. It is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and to move through me. And when it is gone I will turn the inner eye to see it's path.
When the fear is gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

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