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Owed To The Tardigrade

Some of these microscopic invertebrates shrug off temperatures  of minus 272 Celsius, one degree warmer than absolute zero.  Other species can endure powerful radiation and the vacuum of space.  In 2007, the European Space Agency sent 3,000 animals  into low Earth orbit, where the tardigrades survived  for 12 days on the outside of the capsule. —The Washington Post, “These Animals can

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