new study has revealed that tiny, water-dwelling creature is likely to live until end of the Earth. near indestructible tardigrade, also known as water bear, looks like short caterpillar with eight legs. It is just one-tenth of millimeter in size but has physiological makeup to be able to survive in any extreme conditions. microscopic water bear can survive without food for three decades. It can also exist in bitterly freezing temperatures of -272º Celsius and in furnace-like temperatures of 150ºC. Water bears can also survive crushing pressure of deep oceans, vacuum of outer space, nuclear war, global warming, or any other extreme meteorological event that would doom humans.
Scientists say water bears are so hardy and resilient that only thing that would wipe them out for good is if Sun boils all Earth's oceans away. The study says this is likely to happen in several billion years from now. The new study states that complex life is extremely difficult to destroy and could exist on other planets. researcher said: "Tardigrades are as close to indestructible as it gets on Earth, but it is possible that there are other resilient species examples elsewhere in Universe." He added: "There is real case for looking for life on Mars and in other areas of Solar System. If tardigrades are Earth's most resilient species, who knows what else is out there?"