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Scientists grow plants in soil from the moon for the first time in history

Category : Science and Tech
Published on: May 16 2022 Share on facebook

  • Scientists have for the first time grown plants in lunar soil brought back to Earth by astronauts in the Apollo missions.
  • Researchers at the University of Florida received moon soil, also called lunar regolith, from NASA to conduct the experiment. The small samples of soil came from the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions to the moon.
  • This discovery will pave the way for the possibility of harvesting plants in future habitats on the Moon.
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