Hardy li'l critters will be first tested in open space


10 Responses to “Hardy li'l critters will be first tested in open space”

  1. dave(id) says:

    holy crap those things are tough and with a name like Water Bears they are destined to take over. But like Neon, I’d rather not see them much bigger than 1.5mm.

    The meek shall inherit the Earth (or Galaxy).

  2. sexyrobot says:

    i remember these guys from high school biology…our assignment was to bring in pond water to see what was in it. every time i would get focused on an organism (paramecium, volvox, hydra, what have you) one of these guys would march in and eat it. hungry little buggers…

  3. phasor3000 says:

    There must be a Doctor Who fan involved, because the research project is called Tardigrades In Space (TARDIS). I wonder how well tardigrades survive time travel…

  4. Neon Tooth says:

    Oh great,
    They’ll mate with the galaxy’s toughest alien, create the universe’s toughest alien and come back and eat us all.

  5. JacobDavis says:

    Is this how we’re going to seed life on other planets and laugh at the Tardigrades’ descendants who support intelligent design but can’t quite get it right?

  6. DragonPhyre says:

    But they will be adorable when they eat us all.

    Aww… Look at those little legs… They are so cu–

  7. dculberson says:

    They will thank us for the gift of life .. just before tearing into our chests and digesting our organs.

  8. djam says:

    they look like prawns too, alians might try and eat them!

  9. fearlessleo says:

    poor things..I wonder what PETA has to say about this :)

  10. jmmcdermott says:

    anyone else remember that Aeon Flux episode where larger hardy looking creatures contain that magic forget-all pill in their back?

    It looked like a Tardigrade, didn’t it?

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