Saturday, May 27, 2023

A Wonderful Extreme Extremophile

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Astronomy, Nature, Wildlife, Biodiversity, Earth & Space Science

Ed Hessler

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has a beautiful photographs - a microphotograph, of a tardigrade on moss. The Wiki entry tells us that they are commonly called water bears or moss piglets. Take your pick. The image is in crystal clear focus. And who can't help but fall in love with them. I can't.

This image has something to do with space as you will learn. I might have "known" this once but if I did I no longer recall it.

What charismatic animals. For more about them see this article by William Randolph Miller written for the American Scientist with another great image and diagrams.

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