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Title: There Are Plants and Animals on the Moon Now (Because of China)
Post by: beast on Jan 04, 2019    06:16:54 PM

A small "tin" in the lander contains seeds of potatoes and rockcress (Arabidopsis thaliana, a flowering plant related to cabbage and mustard, as well as a model organism for plant biology), as well as silkworm eggs.

The idea, according to a report in The Telegraph earlier this year, is that the plants will support the silkworms with oxygen, and the silkworms will in turn provide the plants with necessary carbon dioxide and nutrients through their waste.

 The researchers will watch the plants carefully to see whether the plants successfully perform photosynthesis, and grow and bloom in the lunar environment.
 https://www.space.com/42905-china-space-moon-plants-animals.html (https://www.space.com/42905-china-space-moon-plants-animals.html)