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How Does the Tiny Waterbear Survive In Outer Space? - Slashdot
Sep-12 2012 / 09:18 EDT

Slashdot - How Does the Tiny Waterbear Survive In Outer Space?:

DevotedSkeptic sends this excerpt from SmithsonianMag: "The humble tardigrade, also known as a 'waterbear' or 'moss piglet,' is an aquatic eight-legged animal that typically grows no longer than one millimeter in length. Most tardigrades (there are more than 1,000 identified species) have a fairly humdrum existence, living out their days on a moist piece of moss or in the sediment at the bottom of a lake and feeding on bacteria or plant life. In 2007, a group of European researchers pushed the r...

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