Thousands of Tardigrades Stranded on the Moon After Lunar Lander Crash

Live ScienceThe Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed into the moon during a failed landing attempt on April 11. In doing so, it may have strewn the lunar surface with thousands of dehydrated tardigrades, Wired reported yesterday (Aug. 5). Beresheet was a robotic lander.

August 7th 2019


Tardigrades, the toughest animals on Earth, have crash-landed on the moon

VoxLiving in the moss were tardigrades, millimeter-long animals that resembled teddy bears crossed with caterpillars. The tardigrades (sometimes called “water bears”) and the moss they were found in were wrapped in paper, placed in plastic baggies, and ...

August 7th 2019