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Plants have been grown in lunar soil for the 1st time ever

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Scientists have grown plants in soil brought back from the Moon. Six Apollo missions collected a total of 381kg of lunar soil and rocks. Researchers planted thale cress seeds in approximately a gram of soil each. They also planted a control group in JSC-1A volcanic ash used to simulate lunar soil.
3 months ago·Cape Canaveral, United States

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Times of India

moon: Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the Moon

Science News: The ground-breaking experiment, detailed in the journal Communications Biology on Thursday, has given researchers hope that it may be possible to one

3 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

Moon soil used to grow plants for first time in breakthrough test

The research is an important step towards making long-terms stays on the moon possible.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

Scientists Have Grown Plants in Moon Soil For the First Time Ever

Scientists have grown plants in soil from the Moon, a first in human history and a milestone in lunar and space exploration.

3 months ago·India
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Reuters

In one giant leap for Earth plants, seeds are grown in moon soil

Scientists for the first time have grown seeds in soil from the moon - samples retrieved during NASA missions in 1969 and 1972 - in an achievement that heralds the promise of using earthly plants to support human outposts on other worlds.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Cress seeds grown in moon dust raise hopes for lunar crops

Thale cress seeds survived but grew more slowly than those planted in volcanic ash, developing stunted roots

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

'Holy cow ... are you kidding me?' Scientists stunned to see plants grow in soil from the moon

Researchers had no idea if anything would sprout in harsh moon dirt and wanted to see if it could be used to grow food by the next generation of lunar explorers. The results stunned them.

3 months ago·Canada
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