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Old 03-08-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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March 8, 2013: Tardigrade

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These crazy little freaks are darn near unkillable.

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known to be able to go for decades without food or water, to survive temperatures from near absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, to survive pressures from near zero to well above that on ocean floors, and to survive direct exposure to dangerous radiations.
So, just for kicks, I guess, the European space chaps stuck some of these on the outside of a rocket that went into orbit for 12 days, then reentered. No problems, it seems.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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I wonder what would happen if we carpet bombed Mars with these guys. What would Mars be like in 100 million years? I suppose the would need some sort of food.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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Looks like a pigcamera wearing khaki.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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Looks like a pigcamera wearing khaki.
That is the most awesome description of a tardigrade.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #5
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I've yet to see a photo of those things that looks even remotely real.
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