Big success for scientists, plants grown in soil brought from the moon
Washington: Moon soil: Dreaming of settling on the moon. Animals and humans went to the moon. The environment and soil were studied. Now the soil brought from the moon has succeeded in making the garden flourish on earth. Scientists have a big role in this. This surprising experiment is being discussed. (Scientists successfully grow plants in the soil of the Moon for the first time)
During the ‘Apollo’ mission, astronauts brought soil from the moon to Earth. In this soil an experiment was done to make the garden a flower. Scientists got success in this. Scientists have planted saplings in lunar soil for the first time. It is considered an important step towards the production of food and oxygen on the Moon or during future space missions.
is believed . The research is now part of NASA’s Artemis program to send humans back to the Moon.
Chandrayaan mission to soil
The spacecraft were flown from various lunar locations during NASA’s Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. Researchers sow seeds in this soil. He gave them water, nutrients and light and recorded the changes that took place.
The soil on the Moon is called regolith. The soil was divided into four separate parts and mixed with water and nutrients. Then the seeds of Arabidopsis were sown in it. Within a few days, small plants sprouted in the pot. Detailed information about the plant has been published in the Journal of Communication Biology.
Researchers from the University of Florida in the United States conducted this successful experiment in just 12 grams of soil. Since the soil on the Moon is different from the soil on Earth, how plants respond to it biologically has also been studied.
Such a garden blossomed in the soil of the moon
In soil brought from the moon, scientists used thumb-sized plastic plates commonly used for cell culture. In each vessel he filled about 1 gram of earth from the moon. Then it was moistened with a nutrient solution. Then some seeds of a plant of the Arabidopsis genus to be used for research were put in it. Almost all the seeds planted in this soil on the Moon germinated and the efforts of the scientists were successful.