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Scientists have grown plants in lunar soil for the first time. According to the Air Force, this is an important step towards making long-term stays on Earth's moon possible.
To grow the plants, scientists used dust samples collected during the Apollo missions. Watercress seeds were planted in moon soil and, to everyone's surprise, they sprouted two days later.
“I can't tell you how impressed we were,” said Anna-Lisa Paul, professor at the University of Florida. .
It is noted that up to 6 days the plants developed in the same way both in lunar soil and in ordinary soil. However, later the “lunar plants” began to experience stress, their development slowed down, and they were lagging behind in growth.
Despite this, scientists believe that this is a breakthrough.
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