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Chang'e 4: sprouted cotton seeds on the Moon

Successful first part of the experiment

The Chinese probe Chang'e 4 -the first to land on the Moon's hidden face- successfully completed one of the experiments for which it was designed, succeeding in sprouting some cotton seeds on the lunar surface. In fact, the lander transported seeds of cotton, rapeseed, potatoes and arabidopsis to the Moon, as well as fruit fly eggs and some yeasts. The culture has not been simple since there is a large...

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