Tardigrades in Space
You’ve probably seen photos of the microscopic tardigrade. It’s an eight-legged tiny organism that can survive space and the apocalypse. Just like Twinkies! They’re reminiscent of the Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. Minus the smoking apparatus, of course. Anyway, did you know they can survive one degree Kelvin for a few minutes as well as space?
One degree Kelvin is -457.87 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s really, really cold. Tardigrades can withstand such freezing temperatures and float in space without any damages incurred. Those adorable, microscopic caterpillar bears can do it all. Nature is fascinating, isn’t it? One day the Tardigrades will not only outlive us, but they’ll rule us as our Supreme Overlords.