Old spiders move – level 2

16-07-2014 15:00

If you are afraid of spiders, this news might scare you, a little… Scientists brought ancient spiders back to life by using 3D graphics.

The scientists studied fossils and worked out how the spiders moved. A special computer programme then created a video of the spiders. You can see how the spiders walked.

These spiders lived on Earth 410 million years ago, and they hunted insects. Today’s spiders developed from them.

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You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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