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Researchers successfully grew plants in Apollo-era lunar soil. Their work could inform future space farmers

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For the first time, researchers grew plants in lunar soil. A researcher puts a thale cress plant in a vial for genetic analysis. Tyler Jones/UF/IFAS
Researchers grew plants in soil from the moon for the first time.
Though the seedlings experienced stress and stunted growth, they still sprouted.
Cultivating crops on the moon may help future space travelers survive longer missions, researchers said.
For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon. Their insights could one day help future space farmers grow earthly plants on other worlds. In a new study, published...
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