‘Indestructible’ eight-legged tardigrade will easily outlive humans

Scientists believe a tiny eight-legged creature will be the last surviving life form on Earth and could survive catastrophes including a massive asteroid impact.

The tardigrade can live up to 30 years without food or water, can endure temperatures from close to absolute zero to 150C, and even survive in space.

The bug-like organism, also known as a water bear, only measures around half a millimetre.

They have been found in all kinds of habitats from the Himalayas to the bottom of the sea, but most species live in a watery environment and can often be found living on lichens and...


‘Indestructible’ eight-legged tardigrade will easily outlive humans


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