Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Return of the Tardigrades

These tardigrades were found frozen in Antarctica, kept frozen for decades longer, and then revived.  I know that technically, superpowers are abilities unusual  to a species, and tardigrades as a species are fucking indestructible.  I don't care, they have superpowers.  They're resistant to cold damage, heat damage, desiccation, radiation, you name it.  Seriously, if we blow up the Earth, there will be tardigrades on some of the fragments and a zillion years from now they're going to smack into some unsuspecting alien world and POW!  Panspermia.  No deliberation required.
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