About The Author

Madhu Kashyap Jagadeesh currently works as an assistant professor at Jyoti Nivas College. He is the recipient of young researcher and scientist award from ESA and ISC. His research interests are observational Astrophysics [Be stars], Astrobiology and exoplanets.

Can Tardigrades Theoretically Survive On Exoplanets?

Tardigrades are water microbes (or water bears) that can survive in extreme conditions and can withstand very high energy cosmic radiations when exposed to a vacuum in space. The major motivation for studying tardigrades on exoplanets is that tardigrade proteins could provide human DNA with protection from harmful cosmic radiation, which will be helpful in