China has sprouted a cotton seed on the moon - and hopes to be growing potatoes on the dark side of Earth's neighbor within the next 100 days, it's been revealed.
The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) released images on Tuesday showing how cotton seeds taken to the lunar surface by the lander have sprouted.
China's ruling Communist Party's official newspaper, the People's Daily tweeted an image of a sprouted cottonseed with the caption "the completion of humankind's first biological experiment on the Moon". Inside you'll find soil, yeast, fruit fly and silkworm eggs, as well as cotton, potato, tomato, and (flowering) thale cress seeds.
They were also selected to be able to adapt to the harsh conditions of the moon, where they will have to withstand powerful temperatures - both high and low - as well as radiation.
The agency said four more lunar missions are planned, confirming the launch of Chang'e 5 by the end of the year, which will be the first probe to return samples of the moon to Earth since the 1970s.
China has made space exploration a top priority in recent years, as it races to catch up with Russian Federation and the United States and become a major space power by 2030. "Learning about these plants' growth in a low gravity environment would allow us to lay foundation for our future establishment of (a) space base". "Professor Xie Gengxin, who designed the experiment, told the South China Morning Post" it could help establish a permanent base in space. China set up a relay satellite in May to receive communication from Chang'e 4.
Wu also revealed that China will send a probe to Mars around 2020.
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