Tardigrades

14 Aug 2019

Garys also sent in this link to www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/06/tardigrades-may-have-survived-sp... ... which appears to be another manifestation of journalistic alarmism - humans setting loose life on the moon (and perhaps not a desirable form of life). The Israeli Beresheet probe, a lander, crash landed on the moon's surface - and it was carrying a cargo of tardigrades. These are a millimetre in length and resemble eight legged maggots in appearance - but apparently aren't squelchy (but rather formidable when it comes to survival in hostile environments). The story speculates they might have survived the crash - and may go on to thrive. The same story is at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/08/10/a-crashed-israeli-lunar-lander-sp... ... where the comments are ripe.

Gary also sent in a link to www,skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/history-and-sky-lore/velikovskys-venus/ ,,, where the subject is Venus -and Velikovsky. A harking back to the 1960s and 1970s. I wonder why.