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Happy Halloween, from a giant space tardigrade!

31 Oct 2019, 13:00 UTC
Happy Halloween, from a giant space tardigrade! NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Today is Halloween, a traditionally favorite nerd holiday. Boo!

In the past I've posted images of many a spooky astronomical object on this day, but today I have one that is both eerie and cute, terrifying and lovable.

What could fit this bill but a giant cosmic tardigrade!

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