Remains of small organisms, known as tardigradites, are found in an underground Antarctic lake. Beings with dimensions from 0.1 mm to 1.5 mm are often called water bears or mosses. The remains were discovered when the scientists broke one kilometer under the ice; only microbes have been found in these extreme conditions
Tardigrades present in many habitats can survive in other difficult circumstances. Research in the journal Molecular Cell describes how, in dry conditions, they are coated with glass-like proteins (vitrification). Once they have dried up in this way, they need only rehydrating, sometimes decades later, and they live once more.
Coma-like state brigades enter a drying-out, known as cryptobiosis, and they have remarkable strengths of endurance. In his book Dr. Carl Schucker argues that not only that crypto-bihotic archers are frozen in liquid helium to -272 ° C (absolute absolute above): they were also heated up to above 1
49 ° C. In both cases the paws are rehydrated and live.
In 2007, capricorns became the first beings to survive in space. They have coped with negative temperatures, solar winds and exposure to vacuum for days where human beings will last for as many minutes. The discovery won the spot in the Endeavor mission in 2011;
A joint study of space scientists from Oxford and Harvard Universities in 2017 found that the tirdigadas would survive astronomical events – major asteroids, gamma-ray bursts, supernova explosions – which would lead to destruction of human life. "[Tardigrades] make world sterilization an unlikely event," the report concludes.