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Author Topic: Invertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation  (Read 4727 times)

Ehtyar

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Invertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation
« on: September 08, 2008, 06:32:55 PM »
Some very tiny animals have surived a trip into outer space, unprotected.

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It's one small step for Tardigrada, and one giant leap for the animal kingdom: The toughest creature on Earth has survived a trip into space.

Except for a few hardy strains of bacteria, any other creature would have been destroyed -- but tardigrades handled the voyage as though it were a dry spell on their local moss patch.

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Re: Invertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 06:36:16 PM »
That is SERIOUSLY cool! Thanks for the link Ehtyar, I would have missed it otherwise  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Invertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 08:12:02 PM »
Uh oh. Where are the animal rights activists complaining about killing poor Tardigradas in the name of science? :P


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Re: Invertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 10:30:17 PM »
Uh oh. Where are the animal rights activists complaining about killing poor Tardigradas in the name of science? :P

They were shipped along with the Tardigradas. They didn't come back. ;)
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Re: Invertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 11:04:40 PM »
That is SERIOUSLY cool! Thanks for the link Ehtyar, I would have missed it otherwise  :Thmbsup:
You're most welcome, it's great to get positive feedback :)
Uh oh. Where are the animal rights activists complaining about killing poor Tardigradas in the name of science? :P
They were shipped along with the Tardigradas. They didn't come back. ;)
LMAO!!

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Re: Invertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 04:27:44 AM »
looks kind of cute too, well, I wouldnt want to live with them like ...

tardigrade3.jpgInvertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation

looks like it's made from velvety type cloth that you often see on sofas actually !
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Re: Invertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 04:36:53 AM »
looks kind of cute too, well, I wouldnt want to live with them like ...
looks like it's made from velvety type cloth that you often see on sofas actually !
I knoooow, I'd love to have one as a pet :P

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Re: Invertebrate Animals Survive Vacuum and Cosmic Radiation
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 07:52:08 PM »
But don't one of those that have been 'out there', especially when you have to walk them there again... ;)