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Tiny tardigrades, also called water bears are the first animals known to survive the pitiless rigors of space, including hard vacuum, cosmic rays, freezing cold and solar UV rays 1,000 times as strong as those experienced on Earth's surface. ... "They have claws and eyes. They are real animals. And this is the first time such an animal was tested in space," said Petra Rettberg

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Grains of sand magnified to 250 times real size

Grains of sand magnified 250X!

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Remarkable close up photographs reveal for the first time the incredible beauty of ordinary SAND

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A Classic Beauty

M51 A Classic Spiral Beauty - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

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Grains of sand magnified to 250 times real size

magnified grains of sand

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Remarkable close up photographs reveal for the first time the incredible beauty of ordinary SAND

Sand magnified 250x "Incredible: To think we are walking on 'these tiny treasures'"

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Spiral Pattern in Seashell, Fort Meyers, Florida, USA

Sea shell form