The Animal that Lives for 10,000 Years

The Animal that Lives for 10,000 Years.

That is an awful long life, to be able to live for ten millennium! But the ubiquitous brine shrimp or sea monkeys, about 8 to 10 mm, have been through the Apollo space mission and survived. This is despite being exposed to deadly cosmic radiation, deprived of oxygen, boiled at 105 degrees C, chilled to sub-zero, exposed to extreme pH that would have dissolved human flesh, bathed with insecticides and water with 50% salt content, and crushing pressures. Impressive creatures!

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http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151217-the-tiny-creatures-that-flew-to-the-moon-twice-and-survived