Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Scientists grow plants in lunar soil for the first time

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For the experiment described on Thursday (local time) in the journal Communications Biology, the researchers used twelve grams of lunar soil that scientists had collected during the Apollo missions in the 1970s. In tiny flower pots, they sowed plant seeds in one gram of lunar soil and added nutrient solution every day.

In control experiments, seeds were also sown in normal soil and in soil samples that mimic the soil composition on the Moon and Mars. Both in the moon soil and in the other pots, the seeds germinated within two days.

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