Don't mess with a Tardigrade!

Don't mess with a 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 with radiation, intense pressures & years of desiccation. Specimens were launched into space by Swedish scientists & they returned unharmed after 8 days.

Award-winning images of some of the world's smallest life forms

The Tardigrade aka Water Bear. Able to survive the vacuum of space, radiation, intense pressures and years of being dried out and 'dead.

Tardigrades in Space - black fabric by pinky_wittingslow on Spoonflower - custom fabric

WATER BEARS Tardigrades in Space - black fabric by pinky_wittingslow on Spoonflower - custom fabric

A tardigrade, also called a water bear

I think more people need to know about Tardigrades, otherwise known as Water Bears.

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.

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