Giant spider crawls all over 34m space antenna in Canberra
Canberra’s Deep Space Communications Complex is one of the world’s most powerful means of looking into the depths of the Solar System.
So it would make sense that an alien spider the size of a football field would target it in its initial invasion of planet Earth.
That’s not what happened, but that’s what it looked like for a brief moment.
A security camera fixed on the giant antenna at Tidbinbilla had an unwelcome pedestrian atop it.
A huntsman crawled over the lens, making it seem like it was dwarfing the 34-metre wide deep space antenna.
“When mission scientists decided to put images from Mars on the World Wide Web, we don’t think this is what they had in mind,” the Canberra Deep Space Network tweeted.
The Canberra facility is part of NASA’s Deep Space Network, but operated by the CSIRO.