Israel’s Lunar Lander Spilled ‘Water Bears’ on the Moon

TEL AVIV – The moon may have got more than it bargained for when Israeli lunar lander Beresheet crash-landed onto its surface in April, because the spacecraft was also carrying thousands of tardigrades, microscopic “water bears” that can survive almost all environments – including space, a report published Monday by Wired magazine said. 

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