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Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the Moon

Scientists from the University of Florida have successfully planted cress seeds in soil collected from The Moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 mission.

The cress seed experiment charted the growth of cress in the soil from The Moon, with soil from Earth as the control. In week one the seeds all sprouted into seedlings, with The Moon cress tracking similarly to the Earth cress.

In the second week, Earth cress surpassed the seedlings grown in the lunar soil, however their growth still impressed the scientists. Biologist Anna-Lisa Paul said,

“For their first …

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