aka Waterbear:


“Tardigrades are able to survive in extreme environments that would kill almost any other animal. Some can survive temperatures of close to absolute zero (?273 °C (?459 °F)), temperatures as high as 151 °C (304 °F), 1,000 times more radiation than other animals, and almost a decade without water. In September 2007, tardigrades were taken into low Earth orbit on the FOTON-M3 mission and for 10 days were exposed to the vacuum of space. After they were returned to Earth, it was discovered that many of them survived and laid eggs that hatched normally. In May 2011, studies involving tardigrades were included on STS-134, the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour.”

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    10 Responses to Tardigrade

    1. Looks like something in a gas mask and a cardboard overall.


    2. was gonna say repost, but now I won’t.


    3. The survival suits from “Yes Men Fix The World” look like they were based on one of these! wowcool.com/engine/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/poster-sundance.jpg


    4. Looks like the Combine got hold of a 6 legged bear.


    5. Yea I saw this pic on the BBC website, really impressed by photography at that level! (assuming it’s real / not messed with – don’t think it is)

      SPACE BEARS !!!!!


    6. Looks like a Halloween costume made out of blown up trash bags.


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