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Scientists have managed to grow plants on lunar soil for the first time in history. The news of the breakthrough was shared by NASA space biology scientist Sharmila Bhattacharya. For this, samples collected during the Apollo 11 mission were used. in 1969. After planting the watercress, the researchers found that it germinated, albeit more slowly than in terrestrial soil. “The fact that something has grown means we have a really good starting point, and now the question is how do we optimize and improve it,” — noted Bhattacharya.
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