Plants Successfully Grown in Lunar Soil

Scientists have successfully grown Arabidopsis plants in twelve grams of lunar soil brought back by the Apollo missions, using two types of soil.

IMAGE: Rob Ferl, left, and Anna-Lisa Paul looking at the plates filled part with lunar soil and part with control soils, now under LED growing lights. At the time, the scientists did not know if the seeds would even germinate in lunar soil. CREDIT: UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

Researchers continue to try and figure out how life could work on the Moon. Obviously, we’re not talking about a place where there was once liquid water…



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