Microscopic Superheroes to Help Protect Astronaut Health in Space

In the long run, revealing what makes tardigrades so tolerant could lead to ways of protecting biological material, such as food and medicine from extreme temperatures, drying out, and radiation…

A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon

From Wired Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are microscopic animals that can survive for years without food or water. And now they’re on the moon! It was just before…

Moss Piglets: First Interstellar Travelers?

Guest post by David Middleton People are gearing up to spread life from our solar system out into the cosmos. But the first life-forms to make that journey won’t be…