Fossilised spider 'biggest on record' The female, which lived about 165 million years ago, belongs to a collection of spiders well known today - the golden orb weavers. Until this new fossil turned up in Inner Mongolia, the most ancient example from this grouping, or genus, was about 35 million years old.
A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, and covered a greater portion of the planet’s surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to new results published today. http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1509/
Artist’s impression of the deep blue planet HD 189733b | ESA/Hubble: This illustration shows HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733. Astronomers have been able to deduce that HD 189733b is a deep, azure blue — reminiscent of Earth's color as seen from space. However, the planet's atmosphere is scorching with a temperature of over 1000 degrees Celsius, and it rains glass, sideways, in howling 7000 km/hr winds. #Illustraton #Astronomy #HD189733b