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We Can't Stop Looking at All These Creepy Creatures on NASA's Cameras

Arachnophobes beware.

Marshall Space Flight Center's Flickr

In honor of Halloween, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center just posted some of their spookiest photos ever: terrestrial creepy-crawlies getting in the way of celestial exploration.

Late on October 30, 2015, the Huntsville, Alabama-based research facility released a bunch of photos of animals obstructing NASA’s camera and telescope lenses.

Spoiler alert, spiders love hanging out on telescopes.

Marshall Space Flight Center's Flickr
Marshall Space Flight Center's Flickr
Marshall Space Flight Center's Flickr
Marshall Space Flight Center's Flickr

Researchers even caught a “scramblin’ spider” on video.

Arachnids weren’t the only creatures that NASA found on their equipment. A couple of birds found their way into the spotlight — albeit at a very odd angle for viewers.

Owl on NASA lensMarshall Space Flight Center's Flickr
Bird on a NASA lensMarshall Space Flight Center's Flickr

The best part may be that all of the photos have adorably punny captions — like “A Haunting We Will Go” and “Who Goes There?” — that you know someone at NASA spent some time on. We love seeing the majesty of the universe, but it’s shots like these that bring us back to Earth with a few laughs.

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