Tardigrades

Move over, tardigrades! Rotifers are the new contender for the world’s toughest creatures after scientists discover them alive in the Arctic having been frozen for 24,000 YEARS Bdelloid rotifers...

SpaceX launched tardigrades and baby squid toward the space station on Thursday. The creatures are part of a resupply mission — astronauts will test how well they survive in orbit. Tardigrades can withstand...

Tardigrades can survive in extreme environments, but a new study shows they’re not indestructible. Scientists found these creatures can’t survive speeds of more than 2,000 mph when shot...

Genetically modifying human cells with DNA from a TARDIGRADE could help astronauts withstand the deadly effects of long-distance space travel Tardigrades have a protein that protects them from radiation,...

The moon might have some new inhabitants: tiny critters calledtardigrades, which can survive in extreme environments. On April 11, the tardigrades arrived on the moon aboard a spacecraft calledBeresheet:...