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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#21  Postby Spearthrower » Aug 06, 2019 11:33 pm

However, it's unknown if the archive — and the water bears — survived the explosive impact when Beresheet crashed,...



Its not unknown! Not only did they survive, but they had a party and a visit from God congratulating them on having reached the Moon, all in the few seconds before they went dormant. Waiting. Biding their time. Watching, with their little spot eyes.
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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#22  Postby newolder » Aug 07, 2019 9:47 am

Chris Lintott expects that when the tardigrades return from their trip to the Moon, they'll be more powerful than ever. Mwahaha...
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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#23  Postby newolder » Aug 08, 2019 7:40 am

They've already sent their first postcard...

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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#24  Postby Spearthrower » Aug 09, 2019 7:45 pm

Perhaps it's all been part of a long term plan, and humanity has been artificially selected and evolved to design and build rockets (starting with sticker/stopper technology and having their canines removed, naturally) for the inevitable tardigrade cosmic expansion. One small step for man, one giant leap for tardigrada.
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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#25  Postby The_Piper » Aug 09, 2019 8:22 pm

Buddy the Tardi-chuck?
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#26  Postby laklak » Aug 09, 2019 8:46 pm

Kids at the playground used to call me a "tard". Jokes on them, huh?
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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#27  Postby Spearthrower » Aug 23, 2019 3:41 am

This week there's observable Brownian motion with the jiggling of barium crystals inside closterium algae. This channel is rapidly becoming my favourite on YT.
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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#28  Postby SafeAsMilk » Aug 23, 2019 1:56 pm

I'm honestly surprised there hasn't been a series like this with such clear video of these minis moving around. It's fascinating stuff!
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#29  Postby Spearthrower » Aug 23, 2019 7:01 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:I'm honestly surprised there hasn't been a series like this with such clear video of these minis moving around. It's fascinating stuff!


There's already talk about the success of this show generating enough funds to get higher powered equipment. Whatever the case, they're doing damn well with 180k subscribers after just 1 month - sure, they're pulling from their other channels too, but it's great to see that there's a passion for science, and these folks deserve the reward of publicizing science. :cheers:
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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#30  Postby Fenrir » Aug 27, 2019 1:27 am

Yay!

Been patiently waiting for Volvox.

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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#31  Postby rationalityiscorrect » Sep 12, 2019 1:08 am

Loved it.
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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#32  Postby thirsting » Sep 12, 2019 8:15 am

However, it's unknown if the archive — and the water bears — survived the explosive impact when Beresheet crashed,...


Assuming some of them survived, I wonder if it would still be possible to revive the little guys, if we some day find the crashplace remains..? How long can they stay viable in vacuum? Not indefinitely, I'm assuming..

I really hope some future moon colonist or visitor tries this.

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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#33  Postby newolder » Oct 03, 2019 6:47 pm

Tardigrade and molecular cloud in the Carina nebula. Microns or light months, which measure for which?

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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#34  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 18, 2020 10:10 pm

This really is the channel that just keeps on giving! I'm expecting documentaries to follow suit soon.
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Re: Journey to the Microcosmos

#35  Postby Spearthrower » Feb 05, 2021 8:06 am

Not the same channel as in the OP, but zefrank1's true facts about tardigrades had me in tears.

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