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Paper on tardigrade (water bears) fluorescence

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#1 enricosavazzi

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 09:35

Paper: Water bears glow to survive a blast of UV

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#2 Stefano

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 12:12

Is there something these creatures aren't capable of?

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 13:24

Well, so far they have not been proven to be able to actively feed and breed exposed on the surface of the Moon.
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Posted 15 November 2020 - 21:25

View Postenricosavazzi, on 15 November 2020 - 13:24, said:

Well, so far they have not been proven to be able to actively feed and breed exposed on the surface of the Moon.

Not yet you mean. I did hear there was a thought to place them on Mars. But Elon Musk may have slowed down the push.

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 18:16

La!

Those Water Bears are the most fascinating little critters!
Thanks for the link, Enrico.
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