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If galaxies could wag their globular clusters.
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kitteh..."I thought Godzilla would be much larger."
... The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light ... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.
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Probably need to click this one to see the full view.
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At the very begiinning, it reaches way out to capture a smaller cell. How did it kknow it was there?
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Maybe it sensed small ripples coming from that direction.

Another possibility is that that's just how the GIF was edited. To start where the action starts. Maybe it just reaches out in different directions until eventually it finds something.
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Rob Lister wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:29 am At the very begiinning, it reaches way out to capture a smaller cell. How did it kknow it was there?
“...coupling active mechanical and chemical signaling”.


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ ... 2219311960


I don’t have access, but I assume via the cilia around its body especially the proboscis.
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↑ Why has the predator to be qualified as "vicious"? Only doing its job.


Here Lacrymaria makes a guest star appearance:

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Another of these charming videos:

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