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The Secret of the Only Animal That Can Survive in Space

Last updated on August 7, 2019

The Secret of the Only Animal That Can Survive in Space

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a11137/tardigrades-water-bears/The microscopic tardigrade—also known as the water bear—is the only animal that can survive the cold, irradiated vacuum of outer space. Here’s what makes these little guys so amazing. Tardigrades are one of the most fascinating creatures on Earth—and now, the moon, too. The mysterious microscopic critters have landed on the lunar surface in what sounds like the beginning of a sci-fi thriller. But they’re not there as part of a hostile takeover. They’re there completely by accident. The Secret of the Only Animal That Can Survive in Space

 

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