A new favorite creature in space + everyplace- Tardigrade! 'This little critter is known as a water bear or a #Tardigrade. In 2008 they were the first #animal demonstrated to be able to survive the vacuum of space. They are virtually indestructible  survive being blasted w radiation, intense pressures & years of desiccation. Specimens were launched into #space by Swedish scientists & they returned unharmed after 8 days. #microscopic #microbiota #survivor #creature #curiosity #strange #weird

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WATER BEARS IN SPACE! The water bear, or TARDIGRADE, is so small it measures in angstroms, not millimeters. The Swedes sent some into space in The tiny critters survived the vacuum of space, the intense cold and radiation for 8 days!

Don't mess with a Tardigrade!

Don't mess with a Tardigrade!

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A tardigrade, also called a water bear

Tardigrades are microscopic animals that live in moss and the muddy sand on beaches.

1.25" Enamel pin with black metal featuring a tardigrade and a ribbon with the words "Tardigrade Tough" on a cute teal ribbon. You know the tardigrade is one of my favorite microscopic critters becaus

Tardigrade Tough Enamel Pin

Enamel pin with black metal featuring a tardigrade and a ribbon with the words "Tardigrade Tough" on a cute teal ribbon. You know the tardigrade is one of my favorite microscopic critters becaus

A scanning electron micrograph of a water bear. Like regular bears, tardigrades have claws, which help in locomotion. Unlike regular bears i...

A scanning electron micrograph of a water bear. Like regular bears, tardigrades have claws, which help in locomotion. Unlike regular bears i.

Anatomy of Tardigrada   Demonstrating the appearance of gravid tardigrades, mouthparts, and different claw-forms and exterior textures.  The Tardigrada of the Scottish Lochs: Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. XLI - Part III - No. 27. By James Murray, 1905.

Anatomy of Tardigrada Demonstrating the appearance of gravid tardigrades, mouthparts, and different claw-forms and exterior textures. The Tardigrada of the Scottish Lochs: Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. XLI - Part III - No.

Anatomy of a Tardigrade @mikebentaylor

Anatomy of a Tardigrade

waterbears, moss pigletsor tardigrades

live of the waterbear or tardigrade in the pond and microscopy

waterbears, tardigrades, whatever you call them.... ADORABLE

waterbears, tardigrades, whatever you call them. geeky and adorable and fierce!

Their feet look like this.

17 Things That Prove Tardigrades Are Basically Superheroes

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