Water Bears can breed in space, no suit needed.

Discussion in 'General Science' started by Wendy, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Wendy

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  2. wayneh

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    Wow.
     
  3. boatsman

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    Fascinating!
     
  4. scheua

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    Fascinating little creatures!
     
  5. wayneh

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    So, if we could place genes into these guys and send them into space in all directions, perhaps we could ensure survival of earth DNA?

    Or, are we all descended from water bears?
     
  6. scheua

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    That would be a weird way to propagate throughout the galaxy :D Anyway, I doubt these guys have what it takes to survive intersteallar travel. Theye'd meely survived brief exposure to outer space conditions.
     
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