BEIJING: A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said.
According to the scientists, six seeds were sent to the moon among which the cotton seed started germination making the world’s first soft landing on the moon’s “dark side” on January 3, a major step in China’s ambitions to become a space superpower. The seed was sent in a bucket-like container holding air, water and soil.
The experiment of China has been successful and now farming will be possible on moon. In the human history neither human nor space craft have ever entered in this dark place before.
The agency said four more lunar missions are planned, confirming the launch of a probe by the end of the year to bring back samples from the moon.