World's Toughest Extremophiles
Josh Syre - Pd. 5 ESS - Barnes
Deinococcus Radiodurans (Bacterium)
Deinococcus radiodurans is one such extremophile. It is a bacteria that is considered one of the most radioresistant organisms known. It is able to survive dehydration, extreme cold, in a vacuum, acid, and has been found thriving in nuclear reactors
Water Bear (Tardigrade)
Water bears, which are no larger than about a millimeter, could survive extraordinary temperatures up to 150 degrees and as low as minus 272 degrees and that they Water bears can also be exposed to and can survive solar radiation and the vacuum of space.
Cockroaches can reproduce at almost an exponential rate, without a male species to help reproduce. They can live without their heads for up to seven days, and are popularly known to survive thermonuclear radiation.