Monday, September 08, 2008

Water bears survive open space

Microbiologists from the Institute of Aerospace Medicine sent tardigrades into orbit last September and exposed them to the cosmic radiation and deep vacuum of space. They returned alive.


Anonymous said...

What amazing little critters. I love microscopes and micro worlds.


Mac said...

Yeah, me too. It's a whole new world. There was a book about the human body in my grade-school library that I recall repeatedly checking out for its cool microscope images; I'm sure it helped whet my appetite for the stuff that winds up here.