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A new study has revealed that a tiny, water-dwelling creature is likely to live the end the Earth. The near indestructible tardigrade, also known as water bear, looks like a short caterpillar eight legs. It is just one-tenth a millimeter in size but has the physiological makeup to be able to survive any extreme conditions. The microscopic water bear can survive food for three decades. It can also exist bitterly freezing temperatures -272º Celsius and in furnace-like temperatures of 150ºC. Water bears can also survive the crushing pressure deep oceans, the 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 the only thing that would wipe them for good is if the Sun boils all the Earth's oceans away. The study says this is likely to happen several billion years from now. The new study states that complex life is extremely difficult to destroy and could exist other planets. A researcher said: "Tardigrades are as close to indestructible as it gets Earth, but it is possible that there are other resilient species examples elsewhere the Universe." He added: "There is a real case looking life on Mars and other areas the Solar System. If tardigrades are Earth's most resilient species, who knows what else is there?"

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