30 Animals That Made Us Smarter
Lobsters and space telescopes
Monday, 8 November
S2 Ep 20. How a sea creature can help us see more of our universe. A lobster’s eyes have evolved to spot food and potential threats in murky conditions at the bottom of the ocean. Scientists have copied their structure to create a new X-ray telescope that can be used to see into the dark expanse of space.
Recordings of pulsars courtesy of The University of Manchester/Jodrell Bank.
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