Source: Live Science
Author: Rafi Letzter
In a strange, underwater video, a black mass drifts toward the camera. It’s made up of a dark, spherical blob up front and a long, thin tail in the back.
“What is that?” a voice asks.
“Oh, wow,” says another.
“Looks like a Muppet,” says a third.
As the camera, mounted on an undersea, remotely piloted vehicle, approaches the mass, its face resolves. Big, googly eyes stare out from the front of the sphere, appearing, indeed, Muppet-like. A rigid line encircles the sphere about its equator. More sounds of approval come from the explorer team on board the research vessel Nautilus.
The camera gets a bit closer, and the sphere becomes something else: a writhing, amorphous shape, like a black rubber ball — or a ball of some more-uncanny material — trying to contain a tornado inside itself, inflating all the while.
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