Spiders and Space Weather

New research shows that arachnids can launch themselves into the air using electric fields as a form of propulsion.

These fields, which occur naturally in Earth's atmosphere, are linked to cosmic rays and solar activity. This raises the interesting possibility that spider flight and migrations may be controlled, to some degree, by space weather.

SpaceWeather - http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=20&month=07&year=2018