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Tardigrades: The Stairway to Space?

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Jacob Kaufman

on 4 April 2013

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Transcript of Tardigrades: The Stairway to Space?

What's A Tardigrade? A Tardigrade is an earthly lifeform which will be explained in detail by Hank Green, scientist and creator of the EcoGeek website. Still, what practical applications can tardigrades be applied to? -Terraforming (Yes, even though I said they couldnt be before).
-Surviving long distance space travel.
-Alternative space travel methods.
-Studying alien species (Alive or Dead). The Stairway to Space? Tardigrades What do I mean by terraforming? Terraforming is the process of making something "Earth-like." If tardigrades can't help that way, what can we use them for? There exists a theory called panspermia. Panspermia is the theory that all life came to Earth from another planet... How could tardigrades possibly help? Recall the process of anhydrobiosis... So what? If Panspermia is true, think about the implications Any Questions?
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