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

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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. And just like Han Solo, Spivack had literally smuggled the creatures to another celestial object...

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