China grew a plant on the moon — it sprouted two leaves, data indicates | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

China grew a plant on the moon — it sprouted two leaves, data indicates

In January, China became the first nation to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon.

Chang'e-4 lunar rover carried among its payload a small biosphere that housed six lifeforms, including cotton seeds.

Using data from that biosphere experiment, researchers constructed a digital image of the cotton plant that reveals it grew two leaves before dying from the cold.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA