‘I’m the first space pirate!’ How tardigrades were secretly smuggled to the moon

[ad_1] For the last four months, Nova Spivack has been busting with a cosmic secret he couldn’t tell the world. And even if he did, he knew it would sound implausibly Star Wars-esque. He had put tiny eight-legged creatures in suspended animation in epoxy, “like the way Jabba the Hutt had Han Solo,” Spivack says. […]