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(Popular Science)   If the Earth were hosting an alien species, ever wonder what it would really look like? Here comes the science   (popsci.com) divider line 24
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2013-03-08 10:44:55 AM
news.bbc.co.uk
 
2013-03-08 10:46:51 AM
Humm, that sounds interesting.  I'll just check out this link and...AAAAAIIIGGHH!!!
 
2013-03-08 10:50:30 AM
I had thought that the term "tardigrade" was no longer preferred, and that the correct term was now "Palin-American".
 
2013-03-08 11:03:31 AM
Ahh, the Water Bear They are strange little creatures and darn near indestructible.
 
2013-03-08 11:10:29 AM
Not really, since I put on the glasses.
 
2013-03-08 11:15:53 AM
I think they will be launched into space and one day land on an Alien world. They will infect and kill all the aliens on the planet and we will.forever be known as the genocidal race of peoples.
 
2013-03-08 11:17:25 AM
Aw man, i was thinking about submitting this pic.

Oh well.

The Russians were trying to seed Phobos with these thing.
 
2013-03-08 11:30:54 AM
Tusken Raiders?
 
2013-03-08 11:32:15 AM
The only creature with a Minigun on its face.
 
2013-03-08 11:35:18 AM
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Here's one ready for some lovin'!
 
2013-03-08 12:26:33 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Aw man, i was thinking about submitting this pic.

Oh well.

The Russians were trying to seed Phobos with these thing.


Nice job Ivan. Letting an 8 "legged" mingun gun faced monster evolve to a higher level killing machine couldn't possiblt have negative consequences. Could it? Farkin' commies only see 5 years out.
 
2013-03-08 12:45:16 PM
 
2013-03-08 01:00:34 PM
Gahhhh kill it with fire.  Though being an extremophile that probably wont work.... OK how about nuking it from orbit... dang.
 
2013-03-08 01:31:42 PM
Being able to repair its own DNA would preclude mutations that would allow it to evolve.
 
2013-03-08 02:00:59 PM

Ellis D Trails: Being able to repair its own DNA would preclude mutations that would allow it to evolve.


We can all repair our own DNA to some extent, or else we'd mutate so fast we'd turn into putty in 2 generations.  I'm assuming it has a higher threshold than us, but low enough to allow for mutations.  Though maybe it's had an extremely stable evolutionary stasis for a few million years, it's not impossible, or necessarily a bad thing.
 
2013-03-08 02:05:20 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-08 02:14:03 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen,

May I present Journalism?!?!

FTA: "...to survive temperatures from near absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, to survive pressures from near zero to well above that on ocean floors, and to survive direct exposure to dangerous radiations." Oh, and "they can repair their own DNA and reduce their body water content to a few percent."

Fwiki: "Tardigrades can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water. They can survive pressures greater than any found in the deepest ocean trenches and have lived through the vacuum of outer space..."

/no i didnt memorize the wiki page on Tardigrades
//honest

Tards.
 
2013-03-08 02:31:08 PM

Ellis D Trails: Being able to repair its own DNA would preclude mutations that would allow it to evolve.


So....they spontaneously came into being fully formed and have stayed that way for millions of years?
/Science!
 
2013-03-08 04:35:47 PM

studs up: Ellis D Trails: Being able to repair its own DNA would preclude mutations that would allow it to evolve.

So....they spontaneously came into being fully formed and have stayed that way for millions of years?
/Science!


whatwouldjesuspost.files.wordpress.com
"Yup. You got a problem with that, creature?"
 
2013-03-08 04:56:24 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-08 06:55:48 PM

studs up: Ellis D Trails: Being able to repair its own DNA would preclude mutations that would allow it to evolve.

So....they spontaneously came into being fully formed and have stayed that way for millions of years?
/Science!


How about it evolved until it gained the DNA self-repair ability.
 
2013-03-08 07:20:22 PM
Psychonauts insist that magic mushrooms are alien in origin, and that is why your mind is seemingly unlocked and you are transported to another realm of reality when you eat them. Either that, or you're frakkin high out of your gosh danged mind.
 
2013-03-08 08:22:40 PM
www.thegorgeousdaily.com
 
2013-03-09 02:40:21 PM
Will there be kegs of beer?
 
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