Scientists Are Using Lunar Soil From The Moon To Grown Plants

Scientists Are Using Lunar Soil From The Moon To Grown Plants


Scientists from the University of Florida have just planted seeds from the Arabidopsis thaliana plant inside lunar soil.

The scientists and researchers from the University of Florida used decades-old moon soil from the Apollo Missions to plant their seeds.

Days after the scientists planted the seeds, sprouts immediately sprung up.

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Take a look at them here:

For the first time ever, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil.

This @UF and @NASASpaceSci experiment using Apollo Moon samples could shape the future of sustainable astronaut missions to deep space. Dig into the story: https://t.co/ZtUvowKi8e pic.twitter.com/PWGzev7lmN

— NASA (@NASA) May 12, 2022

BIG NEWS: Researchers grew plants in lunar soil for the first time! 🌱🌖

Congrats to @UF on growing Arabidopsis plants in regolith

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