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March 27, 2017

Is this an alien?

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Tardigrade in Moss
Probably not, but of all the animals on Earth, the tardigrade might be the best candidate. That's because tardigrades are known to be able to go for decades without food or water, to survive temperatures from near absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, to survive pressures from near zero to well above that on ocean floors, and to survive direct exposure to dangerous radiations.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 27, 2017 9:24 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer."
Are you sure this isn't a professional astronomer in a costume?

Posted by: Ray at March 27, 2017 4:18 PM

Answer to the question posed above the picture: No. WE are the aliens, even alienated oftentimes from one another.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at March 28, 2017 7:46 AM

Strange resemblance to Trump. Link says its a color-enhanced electron micrograph. Methinks some low info Photoshop jockey with Trump derangement syndrome touched this one up.

Posted by: billH at March 28, 2017 8:01 AM

That's not an alien, it's a vacuum cleaner bag.

Posted by: The Other William at March 28, 2017 7:15 PM

Hillary Clinton in pjs.

Posted by: Lance de Boyle at March 29, 2017 6:06 AM

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