Seeds Have Sprouted On The Moon For The First Time

Seeds Have Sprouted On The Moon For The First Time

According to South China Morning Post, Professor Liu Hanlong of Chongqing University, who led the research, revealed that the rapeseed and potato seeds brought to the Moon had also sprouted, but the cotton seeds were the first to germinate.

The image from the China National Space Administration shows the first image of the moon's far side taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe.

Astronauts have grown flora on the International Space Station before, but this is the first time that anything has grown while fighting the Moon's temperature changes and low gravity.

The Chang'e 4 lander - which landed on the lunar surface on January 3 - aims to explore the geology of the far side of the moon which is invisible from the earth.

However, plants have successfully been grown on the global Space Station (ISS).

The experiment's chief designer, Xie Gengxin of Chongqing University, told Xinhua that life inside the canister would not survive the lander's first lunar night, which started on Sunday. The CNSA, the Ministry of Education, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the China Association for Science and Technology and other organizations launched a contest among students across China in 2015, collecting ideas on the design of the payloads.

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This request, which many saw as unusual, raised deep concern at the Pentagon and the State Department. In addition, two rockets were fired toward the secure compound of the U.S.

Chinese scientists said they used these plants and silkworms because the plants will provide the silkworms with oxygen, while the silkworms will give them carbon dioxide and nutrients through their waste, The Telegraph has learned.

According to state media quoting space agency officials, rapeseed and potato seeds have also since begun to sprout. We could probably make some nice sweaters from moon-grown cotton.

With the ability to grow edible plants, astronauts could grow and harvest their own food, enabling long-term habitation.

Wu Yanhua, the deputy head of the China National Space Administration also announced that China will send a mission to Mars in 2020. The lunar probe and its rover, Yutu-2, transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the far side of the moon last week.

China's ambitions for space and lunar exploration aren't limited to the current mission.

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