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Water Bears' Able To Survive Exposure To Vacuum Of Space
Science Daily ^ | Sep. 9, 2008

Posted on 09/09/2008 1:28:33 PM PDT by Soliton

New research by Ingemar Jönsson and colleagues published in the September 9 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press journal, shows that some animals —the so-called tardigrades or 'water-bears'— are able to do away with space suits and can survive exposure to open-space vacuum, cold and radiation.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: crevo; panspermia
Aside from the cool title, it is a very cool discovery.
1 posted on 09/09/2008 1:28:33 PM PDT by Soliton
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To: Soliton

I am reminded of a few Sci-Fi stories now...


2 posted on 09/09/2008 1:29:56 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
I am reminded of a few Sci-Fi stories now...

Name a few. I love vintage Sci-fi

3 posted on 09/09/2008 1:33:06 PM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: Soliton
some animals —the so-called tardigrades

But do you have to launch them in the short spaceship?

4 posted on 09/09/2008 1:33:06 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Soliton

Well, there have been stroies on the Twilight Zone about a critter surviving the vacuum of space and landing on dear ol’ Earth. The Avengers had an episode about a plant from the depths of space controlling people’s minds. Also, there have been stories like this in Omni, Astounding Science Fiction, and others.


5 posted on 09/09/2008 1:37:09 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Soliton
"How these animals were capable of reviving their body after receiving a dose of UV radiation of more than 7000 kJm-2 under space vacuum conditions […] remains a mystery."

Hey, I was able to watch 20 minutes of "The View" once. Don't ask me how...

6 posted on 09/09/2008 1:40:21 PM PDT by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: Soliton

Tiny Manatees.


7 posted on 09/09/2008 1:57:41 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Andromeda Strain was something like this.


8 posted on 09/09/2008 1:58:45 PM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: r9etb

Ha Ha! That was hysterical — I can barely type for laughing! Thank you, I needed that.


9 posted on 09/09/2008 2:04:25 PM PDT by Ransomed (Keep the Faith!)
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To: Soliton

bump


10 posted on 09/09/2008 2:04:28 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Soliton
Very cool indeed! You can follow their adventures here.


11 posted on 09/09/2008 2:26:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, Soros … use a RED crayon.)
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To: Soliton
They look more like miniature manatees than bears. "Oh, the minuscule manatee!"

They can survive space but can they survive Glowbull Warming?

12 posted on 09/09/2008 2:33:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (Buckhead of the Bikini-clad Barracuda)
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To: Soliton
Maybe we can grow one big enough and make a space ship out of it. I have the seat next to the left ventricle nasal follicle. Symbiotics, the wave of the future.
13 posted on 09/09/2008 5:25:16 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (http://www.theobamafile.com/))
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To: Daffynition
Strap a Star drive on that thang!
14 posted on 09/09/2008 5:26:28 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (http://www.theobamafile.com/))
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To: Candor7

Howz ‘bout an Alcubierre drive, then we could have super-luminous, dark-matter fueled, hyperspace tardigrade that morphs the space-time fabric in some ultra-uber-complicated way?


15 posted on 09/09/2008 5:53:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, Soros … use a RED crayon.)
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To: IncPen

ping


16 posted on 09/10/2008 1:08:06 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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