Scientists manage to grow plants on lunar soil for the first time

Samples of plants grown on lunar soil

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Scientists were delighted that lunar soil was able to germinate seeds

Scientists have grown plants on lunar soil for the first time, an important step towards making long-term stays on the Moon possible.

The researchers used small soil samples collected during the Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972 to grow a type of watercress.

To the group’s surprise, the seeds sprouted after two days.

“I can’t tell you how surprised we were,” said Anna-Lisa Paul, a professor at the University of Florida in the United States, who is a co-author of a paper on the recent findings.

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