Water bears are able to survive the most extreme environments that would kill almost any other animal. They can take temperatures close to absolute zero and hotter than boiling water, withstand over 1000 times more radiation than humans, can live over a decade without water, endure six times the water pressure in the deepest ocean trench, and even survived in the vacuum of space, making them the only animals to do so.

Water bears are able to survive the most extreme environments that would kill almost any other animal. They can take temperatures close to absolute zero and hotter than boiling water, withstand over 1000 times more radiation than humans, can live over a decade without water, endure six times the water pressure in the deepest ocean trench, and even survived in the vacuum of space, making them the only animals to do so.

Images of snowflakes under a (frozen) microscope

Stunning images of snowflakes under a (frozen) microscope [20 pictures]

Tardigrades, also known as water bears or moss piglets, are microscopic eight-legged animals that live in lichen, moss, dune grasses and in both marine and freshwater sediments. They have bizarre-looking tubular mouths and on each little foot can be found four to eight claws. Technically, they’re not insects, but related to nematodes.

Maggot Fangs & Water Bear Claws: Microscopic Insect Images

Tardigrades, also known as water bears or moss piglets, are microscopic eight-legged animals that live in lichen, moss, dune grasses and in both marine and freshwater sediments. They have bizarre-looking tubular mouths and on each little foot can be found four to eight claws. Technically, they’re not insects, but related to nematodes.

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pill woodlouse

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pill woodlouse

I absolutely love pictures of real snowflakes! I like this one in particular because of its uniqueness with the center of it having the cut out shape of a more iconic snowflake. I would love to pin every snowflake picture they have on this website, but I'll restrain myself and let you enjoy them for yourself if you would like to go to their website. :)

I absolutely love pictures of real snowflakes! I like this one in particular because of its uniqueness with the center of it having the cut out shape of a more iconic snowflake. I would love to pin every snowflake picture they have on this website, but I'll restrain myself and let you enjoy them for yourself if you would like to go to their website. :)

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