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Extremophiles - Word of the Day - Sat Oct 10, 2020

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Extremophiles - (noun) - a microorganism, especially an archaean, that lives in conditions of extreme temperature, acidity, alkalinity, or chemical concentration.

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A tardigrade, known as a water bear, is the extremophile shown above can survive in the vacuum of space and withstand pressures 6000 times that of the atmosphere.

 

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