Hiding in plain sight, the third-ever tardigrade fossil on record has been found


Hiding in plain sight, the third-ever tardigrade fossil on record has been found


Hiding in plain sight, the third-ever tardigrade fossil on record has been found suspended within a piece of amber.⁠

The fossil allowed researchers to see evolutionary aspects that aren’t present in modern tardigrades, which means they can understand how they’ve changed over millions of years.⁠

These fascinating animals can tolerate extremes better than most forms of life — like surviving five mass extinction events on Earth — and some even recently traveled to the International Space Station.⁠

(📸 : Phillip Barden/Harvard/NJIT)



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