On the moon for the first time to grow plants

On the moon for the first time to grow plants

Cotton Seed was the first in the history of the plant from the planet, which germinated in a special airtight container on the lunar surface.

On the moon for the first time to grow plants

January 3 "Chang'e-4" was the first in the history of the unit, who sat on the back side of the moon. Besides seeds experiment it will collect and analyze samples of lunar soil.

On the moon for the first time to grow plants

The authors of the experiment by growing plants on the Moon Lunar Micro Ecosystem celebrate victory, reports Xinhua. Until recently, scientists were not sure what it will do in terms of lunar gravity.

On the moon for the first time to grow plants

Cotton seeds were delivered to the moon an airtight container, where the plants are grown, has been created a special nutrient medium, which also houses the potato seeds, rapeseed, yeast and eggs of fruit flies. Additionally, containers were fitted with two cameras, with which scientists have observed the processes.

On the moon for the first time to grow plants

After a successful landing and began work Chang'e lunar station 4 Chinese aerospace engineers plan to begin construction of a lunar base with extensive use of three-dimensional printing technology, reports Daily Mail. It is noted that such an object on the surface of the Earth a single satellite can be a testing ground for the construction of three-dimensional technology for future missions to Mars.