Now-dead radio telescope finds bizarre venomous-spider star

Astronomers have discovered black widows and redbacks in space. Although these cosmic objects do not kill and eat their companions, the stars share the violent behavior of their eight-legged companions.

In addition to the run-of-the-mill spider stars, researchers also detected a bizarre black widow-redback crossdress. Scientists used the now-destroyed Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico to search for strange stars.

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