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dpaterso
05-23-2011, 09:56 PM
In 2007, a little known creature called a tardigrade became the first animal to survive exposure to space.

It prevailed over sub-zero temperatures, unrelenting solar winds and an oxygen-deprived space vacuum.
Totally bizarre! Wouldn't look out of place in a '70s Sci-Fi movie.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/12855775

-Derek

Guardian
05-23-2011, 10:19 PM
Old news, Dpattz. :P :P :P

dpaterso
05-23-2011, 10:53 PM
Yeah maybe, I searched on the name but couldn't find it, shrug.

-Derek

Ton Lew Lepsnaci
05-23-2011, 11:07 PM
Thanks, interesting link.

Guardian
05-23-2011, 11:15 PM
Maybe it's just me then.

"Simpsons did it!!!"

CACTUSWENDY
05-23-2011, 11:17 PM
I thought a few years ago that some type of 'mold' was found that did the same thing. Is this it? I can't remember what it was called, but it was a long time ago.

ColoradoMom
05-24-2011, 05:17 AM
Very cool pictures of this little thing. And good idea for future SF work...cryptobiosis! :D

Wojciehowicz
05-25-2011, 07:06 AM
Was I the only person who read the title as an imperative to tardigrades, that they should water bears in space?

Good thing I read the article linked. That living Hoover vacuum cleaner looks nothing like a bear needing watering. Makes more sense now. And while I saw this article's content before now, the post title is certainly eye-catching.

ColoradoMom
05-27-2011, 09:06 PM
Was I the only person who read the title as an imperative to tardigrades, that they should water bears in space?

Good thing I read the article linked. That living Hoover vacuum cleaner looks nothing like a bear needing watering. Makes more sense now. And while I saw this article's content before now, the post title is certainly eye-catching.

LOL...it took me a minute...but that was funny!