05 Sep '11, 11pm

Water bears: The nearly-indestructible microscopic animal that will outlast us all

Water bears: The nearly-indestructible microscopic animal that will outlast us all

Water bears are as indestructible as hey are tiny- they've been known to survive in temperatures as cold as -459 °F and as hot as 304 °F. They shrug off extreme doses of radiation and laugh in the face of the silent vacuum of space itself. In an experiment in 2007, water bears were exposed to outer space for 10 days. After returning to Earth it was discovered that a lot of the bears survived and even had some babies.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/water-bear...

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