Tag: tardigrades

Tiny Puddle-Dwelling Beasties and Their Eggs Might Survive Interplanetary Travel

By Veronique Greenwood | April 16, 2012 10:26 am

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The microscopic animals called water bears already have quite a number of accomplishments under their belts. In experiments, they’ve survived the vacuum of space, large doses of radiation, extreme heat, extreme cold, and extreme pressure, giving scientists cause to believe that the little guys could potentially live on other planets and weather long journeys across space (they also make for great tattoos).

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