China has Just Grown a Cotton Plant on the Far Side of the Moon

On January 2nd China’s Chang’e-4 lander landed on the moon and managed to grow a cotton plant there. The seed was kept in an air tight canister filled with soil and supplied with air and water, all the necessary ingredients for the plant to sprout.

Besides cotton, potato, [canola,] arabidopsis flowers, yeast and fruit fly eggs were included in the experiment. The container was designed to be a mini eco-system — a small garden that would allow for the most important ingredients supporting the possibility of life on the moon.

China has Just Grown a Cotton Plant on the Far Side of the Moon

Wild.

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