Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Sadly not the name of a new Children's TV series but a type of microscopic creature. The photo above is from the BBC. Isn't it amazing the sorts of creature that exists that we know nothing of. Or what they can do. According to the article below these little beasties can survive in space and there's an experiment busily taking place to prove it. Fascinating, and also a little worrying considering how quickly species are going extinct. Yes I know, these water bears are tiny and aren't endangered, but imagine what larger creatures we are busily killing by mistake, and what they might be able to do.
What if the dodo was flightless in the Earth's atmosphere but, given the right breathing aparatus, could fly in space? Oh the posibilities. Sorry for this rather random final comment, but my brain's gone into overtime.
Here's the article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/12855775