Ability to survive and walk in space; Tardigrade ‘

The general impression is that all living things that can be seen under a microscope are capable of crawling or swimming. This is almost certainly true. But rarely do some creatures have the ability to walk. This microbe, called Tardigrade, has attracted the attention of science for many other reasons.

The last of these is the body parts that help the organism to walk, which the researchers discovered through microscope observation.


Tardigrades, also known as moss pigs, are one of the most endangered species on Earth. Depending on their survival capacity, they can survive not only on Earth but also in space.

Scientists have found that they can survive in frozen water, in a vacuum with no air, or even at 600 times the pressure. Researchers are now trying to figure out how the ability to walk can help them survive.

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