12 September 2008

Bears in space

My other blog has long and proudly carried a link to Tardigrades in Space. Now, the refereed paper is in (Tardigrades survive exposure to space in low Earth orbit; see also news report).

One small step for a waterbear. A giant leap for waterbearkind!

(Space emissary from another bear here.)

P.S. The Other 95% has this covered:
Vacuum ? bah,
Freezing ? Ho-hum
Dessication? So what!
Uh, oh cosmic radiation?!
Nope got that covered too.
Cosmic radiation plus direct solar radiation?
Ok, that one hurts.
But still enough of us will survive and quickly start up again!!
P.S. 5 Dec: another kind of bear in space

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