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Tardigrade Eggs Could Potentially Survive the Depths of Space


Tardigrades are microscopic animals, which are among the few lifeforms on Earth capable of surviving the intense radiation, temperature extremes and complete vacuum of outer space. Their eggs can also survive the depths of space, possibly hatching on other planets after having traveled interstellar distances.

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Haemaphysalis Flava Hardy Enough to Survive Vacuum and Electron Beam


Haemaphysalis flava , a kind of tick, was observed under the intense rays of an electron scanning microscope and survived the experience. They may have just surpassed Tardigrades as the world’s hardiest animals, which can survive the vacuum and UV radiation of space.

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