The Only Animal That Can Survive In Outer Space

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Tardigrades can survive scorching heat, freezing temperatures, intense radiation, crushing pressure, and the cold vacuum of space. Called water bears, they can survive almost anything you throw at them! They’re so hardy that scientists used to think that they borrowed 17% of their genes from “extremophile” bacteria (bacteria that are able to thrive in extreme environments). But it turns out that the little water bears figured out how to live through extremes all on their own; only 1.2% of their genes are borrowed from other organisms. Read full article here

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