Runt newly learned spider appears like Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Evening

Runt newly learned spider appears like Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Evening

The purple and yellow colors displayed on the peacock spider Maratus constellatus make it look like Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting Starry Night. Joseph Schubert/Twitter Looking for spiders might not be high on everyone’s to-do list right now, but thanks to citizen scientists and an Australian arachnologist, seven new colorful species of the teeny-tiny peacock spider have…

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Newly found asteroids make discontinuance flybys of Earth

An asteroid made a flyby of Earth earlier this week at a distance of about 144,000 kilometers, the closest pass by a minor planet observed through telescopes, a Chinese observatory statement said. The asteroid called 2020 FL2 flew past Earth at 4:38 a.m. Beijing Time on March 23, according to the International Asteroid Warning Network and…

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