Is this an alien? 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.
Waterbear or Moss Piglet. These are not aliens!
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moss piglet or Water bear (Paramacrobiotus craterlaki) by Eye of Science,SPL via bbc.co.uk: Tardigrades (aka waterbears) are small (0.1 - 1.5mm), water dwelling segmented animals with 8 legs and are found throughout the world from 4,000' below sea level to 6,000'above. Named after their bear-like walk, they are the most complex of extremophiles surviving extremes of temperature, radiation and the vacuum of space
When faced with extreme conditions, tardigrades can enter a kind of hibernation known as “cryptobiosis,” a death-like state during which the tardigrade undergoes an almost complete loss of body water (they lose over 99% of their water when in this state). Amazingly, tardigrades are able to survive in this suspended animation for a number of years. Then, when they are reintroduced to a more natural environment, they will recover in a matter of hours.
Science Friday: Water bear (Paramacrobiotus craterlaki) by Eye of Science,SPL via bbc.co.uk: Tardigrades (aka waterbears) are small (0.1 - 1.5mm), water dwelling, segmented animals with 8 legs and are found throughout the world from 4,000' below sea level to 6,000'above. Named after their bear-like walk, they are the most complex of extremophiles surviving extremes of temperature, radiation and the vacuum of space. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrade #Tardigrade #Water_Bear
Tardigrade, or water bear, in moss. Photo Researchers, Inc/Dba Science Source
Microscopic Bears From Space | Tardigrades – also known as water bears or moss piglets – are micro-animals (less than a millimeter long) which primarily live underwater. It's the only living animal that can survive over 10 years in outer space without food, water, or oxygen.
Shades Of Purple, Winter Color, Snow, Winter Wonderland, Purple Passion, Cloud, Things Purple, Photo, Purple Sky
Winter in Shades of Purple
Blue mint sky snow covered tree in field , England, photo by BWilfried.B's photostream.
Amazing winter color
The sky and the snow are purple! #nature #tree #sky #clouds #snow
Winter is coming
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~~Oborozuki ~ solitude ~ purple skies winter landscape by SAM~~
Simple, lone tree. Simple, purple sky. Simple, small moon. Simple, colored snow.
Lonely tree in winter night
winter snow tree
Hokkaido, Japan. Wouldn't this make a pretty Christmas card?
a moment of peace- beautiful!
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Big cat - Amazing Lion
#animals #animaux #nature #wildlife #faune #fauna #picture #photo #photographie
M. Sierra Photography caught the king of the beasts enjoying a calm moment. #lion #lioness #kingofthejungle #lionlovers #bigcats
Every time I see a Lion, I think of my Mom. She was a Leo.
The king and mother tree.. #Lion #Animal
Sweet Kitty Cat.
☀Beautiful picture lion nudging tree with face
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20 Jaw-Dropping Nature Photos--Incredible Place--even when Mother Nature is angry, she's beautiful @poojaryyogesh
The Pyrenees, Spain #nature #photography
Stormclouds, The Pyrenees, Spain. This is a legit looking place...
Is this beautiful or what? Gods creation is such a magnificent thing...
Storm Clouds, The Pyrenees, Spain. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I love this place
Beauty of Earth
Stormclouds, The-Pyrenees, Spain - Most Beautiful Pictures
.....dark teals and creams
Fashion, Dreams, Clothing, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Lace, Turquoise, Vintage Slip, Slip Dresses, Lace Dresses
Vintage lace dress. So lovely!
So pretty, looks as if it was made from a vintage slip and table cloth or curtains
Gorgeous vintage slip dress
I NEED to live in this house😁
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Isabella Pink House, Minnie Mouse house at Disneyworld
A little girls dream #Dream Home #Dream Houses
Minnies house in Disney World!
Pretty pink dream house - Minnie Mouse house @ Disney World! :)
The World's Most Magical Fairytale Cottages - Isabella’s Little Pink House, Orlando, USA
fairy tale cottage, Orlando, Florida
Adorably gaudy #Minnie #Mouse #house in #Disney #World #MinnieMouse #DisneyWorld
beautiful hand painted wooded spoons
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From Russia with Love: Cooking Utensils
Though the scale might be hard to determine from the photo, the wooden spoons pictured above are easily a foot long. Hand painted, they are intended to be used and not merely hung as decorations (though if you buy one, wash it by hand and not in the dishwasher.) Each unique, they are things of beauty, but cost surprisingly little (especially when compared to those shirts). Figure about $5 per spoon. They are a very good Russian souvenir option due to their low cost vs visual appeal.
Floral Wooden Spoons. Great project idea!
hand painted spoons. how beautiful!
Though the scale might be hard to determine from the photo, the Russian wooden spoons pictured above are easily a foot long. Hand painted, they are intended to be used and not merely hung as decorations
colorful Russian wooden spoons
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Mosaic kitchen counter top
cool kitchen counter mosaic idea
Mosaic Countertop ...For my path
Mosaic counter with garden theme - so cute. Not for your primary kitchen, maybe an outside spot or a basement kitchen.
Green #mosaic tile #countertop
Mosaics Art, Music Instruments, Rooms Art, Melissa Miller, Cello, Music Rooms, Violin Music, Melissa D'Arabian, Cool Violin
Jewelry Embellished vintage violin musical instrument; diy, recycle, upcycle, salvage, repurpose! For ideas and goods shop at Estate ReSale ReDesign, Bonita Springs, FL
Pique Assiette instrument by artist Melissa Miller - mosaic art.
Violin art, mosaic, collage, mixed media, music, room, art
.Another cool violin
Pique Assiette instrument by artist Melissa Miller - cello
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beautiful light and painted ceiling
lovely blue pendant light blossom
Painted ceiling- florals and stunning art nouveau periwinkle light fixture.
flower bud ceiling light
would make a really nice garden lantern
Ceiling. Light fixture.
Cool Lighting idea
Snow Trestle, Leoni Meadows, California | #MostBeautifulPages
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Train Track, Northern California
✶Snow covered tracks outdoors nature winter snow cold ice railroad tracks✶
Snow covered railroad tracks. Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.
railroad, snow, road, river, tree, cold, crossover #winter #snow
Traveling by train. Do it. Never forget it. Especially lovely OLD trains. Like from Montreal to Quebec City in Canada -- or trains in Europe. Or even the fancy car to Washington DC from NYC-- serves drinks, lit better, more comfort, if you do it once -- do it in style, have something to remember. As Baltimore slides by like a watercolor painting with a Fan on it. hberg
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#Wow ... Orient Express will take you away
Love of train travel
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Traveling by train. Do it. Never forget it. Especially lovely OLD trains. Like from Montreal to Quebec City in Canada -- or trains in Europe. Or even the fancy car to Washington DC from NYC-- serves drinks, lit better, more comfort, if you do it once -- do it in style, have something to remember.
You don't walk on this everyday... broken glass ..Lay a mirror down, take a hammer to it, pour polyurethane over - Amazing bathroom floor - or could do for a desk top.. or coffee table.. <<< Interesting.
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Mirror Mirror On The Wall -->Lay a mirror down, take a hammer to it, pour polyurethane over - Amazing bathroom floor - or could do for a desk top.. or coffee table..WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS ♥
Broken Mirror Flooring Lay a mirror down, take a hammer to it, pour polyurethane over - Amazing bathroom floor - or could do for a desk top.. or coffee table..WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS <3
Spiders Web, Spider Webs, Flower Shrubs, Wonder Places, Gardens Art, Dewdrop, Mornings Dew, Beautiful Web, Mothers Natural
Beautiful Spider Web in Morning Dew
A beautiful web | Wonderful Places
Brings back childhood memories of going outside and seeing the morning dewdrops on spider webs. <3
# MOTHER NATURE SCENERY SPIDER WEB
garden art, beautiful
A beautiful web between the flowering shrub
A beautiful web Love spider webs. Spider making a quilt!
Very Long...But Seriously Worth The Read.
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Long. But 150% worth the read.>>> I am in class trying not to cry. So worth reading though:) << this is why I care so much for people, especially my friends. True story or not, just reaching out and touching someone's life can have a profound effect
It might be long but its an amazing story l!!
Must read! It's a bit long, but definitely worth the reas. An awesome reminder to always, ALWAYS be kind!!
A must read. Proof that what you do affects others in unexpected ways. Also, you never know when a smile or a simple hi can totally change the world for someone else. Practice random acts of kindness
Wow. This is a very touching story, worth reading! No one realizes what a small random act of kindness can do for a person in a rough time. So inspiring!! I cried
So sweet! Worth reading!
Blue Wall, Blue Gardens, Bold Color, Blue Barns, Electric Blue, Hanging Baskets, Gardens Sheds, Blue Things, Purple Flower
Brabourne Farm: I love the bold color with matching seating in front
Purple Flowers on a Blue Barn
Blue garden shed - love the siding, too.
blue wall, blue chairs, purple flowers | Beautiful Blue Things
Alka Seltzer: Clean a toilet. Clean a vase. Polish jewelry. Clean a Thermos or Sigg bottle. Unclog a drain. Cures urinary track infections..who knew!
Sigg Bottle, Clean Tips, Clean Toilets, Toilets Paper, Clean Ideas, Alka Seltzer, Polish Jewelry, Unclog A Drain, Who Knew
Although Alka Seltzer is well known for helping stomach problems and other illnesses, there are some surprising DIY cleaning tips. Alka Seltzer is efficient as a green cleaner, since it is mainly composed of aspirin, baking soda, and citric acid. These three ingredients are all eco-friendly, and this cleaner is ... Read Full Entry
Alka Seltzer for cleaning toilets, vases, Thermos or Sigg bottles, unclogging drains, & polishing jewelry
Alka Seltzer: Clean a toilet. Clean a vase. Polish jewelry. Clean a Thermos or Sigg bottle. Unclogs a drain. ..who knew! reginaporter.Wow Wonder How well It works It's me verses 2 Hubby&Son.Oh The Dreaded 1/2 dozen Sons Friends All Boys I'mma Gonna Get Me A Big Ole Box Set Them On back toilet,That's Kinda Dumb on my Part lmao Cause The Big Disinfecting Ones Like They Never saw em.One Says I wipe off some wit Toilet Paper LMAO! LMAO OMG My Life one is 19,one 53 Typical BOY or MAN
NY, A beautiful spectacle
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the flatiron - from the Exhibition: "Cropped for Pinterest" - photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com New York City NYC
Flat Iron Building (Trey Ratcliff) #flatiron #building #manhattan #architecture #potamkinnyc #nyc #newyork
Beautiful Places, Rainbows, Art, Fall Autumn, Trees, Storms, Autumn Color, God Promi, Photography
#nature #wildlife #life #like #cool #beautiful #beauty #pretty #nice #love #photo #photography #autumn #fall #colors #rainbow #rainbows #tree #trees
A tree is under the rainbow. That is a really beautiful place.
rainbow after the storm - photo art inspiration
Just think how much knowledge you've gathered all these years.Meditating for years. Having so many discussions. Can't you see now this is what's been holding you back? This is what has been holding you back. For you have believed that you're the knower. For you have to become a knower to become free. Yet no one has to know anything for there is absolutely nothing to know...there is only omnipresence, infinity, absolute reality and there is no name for this. --Robert Adams
Black Hole, Sky, Totally Eclip, Natural Phenomena, Earth, Sun, Solar Eclipse, Eye, Mothers Natural
The Moon being just the right size to cover the Sun is no accident. This photo reminds me of the pupil of an eye watching us.
Celestial Alignment - Solar Eclipse - the natural phenomenon that occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth
Total Eclipse The eye of Mother Nature
total eclipse...wow/ black hole sun
drama of earth, sky, sun and moon in sync
Worth Reading, Food For Thoughts, God Is, Well Said, Albert Einstein, Worth It, Have Faith, Believe In God, True Stories
While I posted the above as food for thought for the Christian, Albert Einstein did not do what it says above. This is fiction. Einstein was not a believer in a personal God and would not have had this conversation.
Very long but worth it if u believe in god at the end
God is faith. God is love. Science is crap, believe in GOD!
Completely worth reading!! The link between man and God is FAITH
THIS IS EVERYTHING! I CANT EVEN EXPLAIN OMF WHEN I SAW THAT PS THING I WAS SO SHOCKED LIKE OMFG ITS ALBERT EINSTEIN TALKING HERE / All though what was said was so very true. Have faith that God is real.
Not sure if its a true story, but def worth reading.
by John Severson
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My, that's a big one ! by John Severson #wave #painting #surf
by John Severson #surf #waves #ocean
Surf Art Paintings by John Severson, Water Color artist ...BTW,Please Check this out: http://artcaffeine.imobileappsys.com
"alone" / watercolor paintings by John Severson
Big Wave Surf Art painting
"Tree spirits. All trees have spirits but all trees obviously don’t have patterns such as these. I think somebody was trapped in that tree."