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Is this an alien? No, it’s an animal called ‘tardigrade’… but it sure looks like an alien [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Posted By Ashraf On March 19, 2013 @ 12:40 AM In Miscellaneous | 6 Comments
Can you believe that is not a fictional creature; it is an extremely small animal known as ‘tardigrade’ that lives on Earth. In this particular photo, the tardigrade is one millimeter long and is crawling on moss.
Fun facts: tardigrades can survive for 10 years or more without food and water; can survive in extreme environments: below freezing and above boiling temperatures, under extreme pressures greater than that of the deepest points in the ocean, and can live in outer space; and can withstand solar, gamma, and ionic radiation.
…Yeah, I’m not convinced these things aren’t aliens.
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