Tardigrades can endure near complete dehydration, which is just one of their many superpowers.
Tardigrades, the smallest animals with legs, weirdly walk like creatures 500,000 times their size.
Tardigrades can survive extreme conditions, and scientists wanted to know if they could survive the impact after a trip between planets.
High temperatures "seem to be an Achilles heel" for otherwise resilient water bears, a study found.
Tardigrade mishap on the Moon sparks questions on if we should restrict unusual spacecraft payloads.
Scientists found a carcass of the extremophile, microbial tardigrade a kilometer underground near an Antarctic lake.
They showed it could even work on human cells too...
Another reason to love tardigrades, the unassuming badasses of animal kingdom.
Two research groups sequencing the genome of the same species of ‘water bear’ report different results.
The tardigrade or "water bear" genome has a huge amount of foreign DNA.
Researchers want to see if the robust bacteria can survive space.