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Extreme Life and Environments
Tardigrades
02/09/10

 

Water bears, also known as tardigrades, are very small, segmented animals. They are known to survive under conditions that would kill most organisms – they can withstand temperatures ranging from -272 deg C to +150 deg C, they can be without water for a period of 10 years, and they are extremely resistant to radiation.
Credits: Willow Gabriel and Bob Goldstein



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