Fun Fact: Tardigrades

Published: November 1, 2023, by David Carrithers

Tardigrades, also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets,” are among the most resilient creatures on Earth. They’re so tough that they’ve survived all five mass extinctions, and they can even withstand the vacuum and radiation of outer space! In fact, tardigrades were sent into space on the European Space Agency’s FOTON-M3 mission in 2007, and they survived the harsh conditions for 10 days. Talk about being cosmically indestructible! 🌌🐻

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