A training seminar for astronauts from around the world ended up being more fruitful than anyone imagined earlier this year, as participants turned up an never-before-seen species of crustacean during their journey. The new species was discovered during the course of the European Space Agency's CAVES training program, which sends teams of astronauts into unusual environments to hone their skills in field geology, meteorology, and cataloging new species -- so you have to think that at least one of those objectives went down as a clear success this trip.
No, this isn't a teaser poster for a Minecraft or Cave Story movie. This is a picture taken within the Vietnamese cave, Hang Son Doong, the world's largest cave. Even though it's the world's largest cave, it was only discovered around twenty years ago, and features a segment inside that can fit a half-mile block of 40-story buildings. The cave also features an underground jungle, which you can check out past the break.