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  • n. Plural form of tardigrade.


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  • Following up on Monday's bit about tardigrades aka "water bears" surviving in space, The New York Times posts this short article basically rehashing the snippet in New Scientist.

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  • : Tiny animals called tardigrades -- better known as water-bears -- have become the first animals to survive the cruel vacuum, intense cold and radiation of space without a spacesuit.

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  • Water bears, also known as tardigrades, are very small, segmented animals. - latest science and technology news stories

  • - No bigger than a speck, tiny eight-legged creatures called tardigrades live either in ocean or freshwater habitats.

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  • The microscopic animals called tardigrades are nearly as resilient, able to withstand not just high doses of radiation but also high pressure, the vacuum of space, and temperatures well above boiling or just above absolute zero.

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  • The creatures, known as tardigrades, are tiny - between 0.1 to 1.5 mm long - and are commonly found on wet lichens and moss.

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  • Water bears, also known as tardigrades, are known for their virtual indestructibility on Earth.

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  • I love vintage Sci-fi some animals - the so-called tardigrades

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  • The water bears, technically called tardigrades, are actually tiny living creatures that can withstand some of the harshest environments on Earth, and so presented themselves as the most likely creatures to survive in open space.


  • Extremophiles such as tardigrades, also known as water bears are able to protect their DNA,



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  • Tardigrades, also known as "water bears", are highly resilient microscopic animals. They are capable of surviving extremes such as heat, radiation, drought, and the vacuum of space by going into a "tun"—essentially a shrivelled blob—a type of suspended animation (Cryptobiosis) where their metabolism slows to near zero and they simply wait out the harsh conditions until the environment is more favorable.

    November 21, 2015

  • Also known as water bears .

    March 24, 2008