The Chinese probe "Chang'e-4" conducted a biological experiment on the back side of the moon

Chinese spacecraft "Chang'e-4" has completed the first biological experiment on the surface of the back of the moon according to China Central Television. Recall that in the first ever landing on the side of the moon December 8, China sent a rover and lander. January 3 "Chang'e 4" makes a successful landing on the back of the natural earth satellite. Chinese media reported that delivered the moon cotton seeds were given first shoots.

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As part of the experiment, "Chang'e-4" brought to the moon six biological samples: cotton seed, rapeseed, potato, Arabidopsis (plant cabbage family), the larvae of the fruit fly (drozofilly) and yeasts. All samples are inside the machine in a special container with a closed ecosystem.

News source said that the selection of biological samples was carried out very strictly. Since the machine capacity is very limited, all seeds must be small in size, as well as have the ability to adapt to the lunar surface: extreme temperatures, radiation and low gravity. Details about how the biological samples receive water and oxygen, yet disclosed.

The device is transmitted to Earth pictures, which show that the cotton seeds have already given the first sprouts. The report of the Chinese TV channel CCTV said, this is the first shoot, sprouting at low gravity and strong radiation surface of the planet in a satellite. Monitoring of samples continues.

"was released today the latest photos biological experiments, which demonstrate that cotton seeds, delivered on the moon by the apparatus, gave the first sprouts. This means that the "Chang'e-4" has completed the first in the history of biological experiments on the man on the moon ", - said in a statement.

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Earlier China National Space Administration (CNSA) divided video planting unit on the back surface side of the moon and published panoramic picture lunar surface. Photo was very large, so we offer a look at it piece by piece.

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On the whole image of the lunar surface panoramas can be found on the CNSA website.

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