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Cotton Seed Germinates on China's Moon Probe, Becomes First Off-World Plant

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In a small container in a lander on the Moon's surface, Chinese scientists hope to create a mini-biosphere with cotton and potato plants, and fruit flies..New Delhi: Cotton seeds that were carried in a bucket-like tin to the far side of the Moon by a Chinese spacecraft have sprouted, marking the first time that humans have grown plants in off-world conditions. The Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 4 landed on the far … Read More

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