Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oldest Spider Web..


An undated handout photo supplied Monday Dec. 15, 2008 by Oxford University paleobiologist Martin Brasier showing the strands of an ancient spiders web . Brasier says the web, which is encased in amber, is 140 million years old, making it the world's oldest ever discovered. The dark globules are thought to be pieces of burnt sap.

(AP Photo/Martin Brasier-HO)


You have to admit, this is an interesting bit of news..


Till next time, keep looking up...

12 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I read about this yesterday, but didn't see the photo. Very interesting.

Meekiyu said...

Wow... love amber... I assume the sapa became amber. That's so cool. Though I think way back when the spiders were much bigger... ugh... big spiders.. so afraid of them! =D

artsyclay said...

Wow, that's amazing! We have some hanging on our front window and by the front door that are almost that old. (LOL)

Hey Harriet said...

Oh my gosh you find the most amazing things to share here. I hadn't heard abut this. Even the photo is mind-blowing!

M.Kate said...

140 millions years old...wow..what can i say?

Elayne said...

Your photos are just amazing.
Also , I want to thank you for all the nice things you write on my blog.

Jenn said...

Quite interesting indeed!

XUE said...

I haven't heard about this (yet!) since we are way over here but I'm having memories of ... Jurassic Park!

Gallery Juana said...

Nature is amazing with its never-ending beauty.

Any Occasion Boutique said...

I am so thankful that you keep up with the news...since I have been hiding in the kitchen lately I am TOTALLY lost :-)

This is so interesting and amazing! Thanks for sharing!

manamoon said...

This is absolutely fascinating! I love how you find and post these extraordinary stories, thank you!

Rosihue said...

wow! this is hard to even imagine!