A The small green sprout first grows in the moon, from one cotton seeds sprouted in a Chinese ship landing on the hidden side This year scientists reported on Tuesday.
The seeds were in the Chang e-4 jar, according to some photos published Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University.
"This is the first time people have experimented with the moon's biological growth", exact Xie Gengxin, who led the design of the experiment.
Chang & # 39; e-4 – The Name of the Chinese Moon Goddess – On January 3th, she came down on the hidden side of the Moon in another Chinese step to become the main character of space exploration.
Chongqing University scientists sent a hermetic glass container, 18 centimeters containing air, water and land, In addition cotton seeds, potatoes, Arabidopsis – a mustard plant, fruit pulp eggs and yeast.
The Scientists got pictures showing the germination of cotton seed, the only one who has done it right now.
Chang & # 39; e-4 is also a tool provided by Germany and Sweden to participate in the shared experience of the Moon's environment, cosmic radiation and the impact of solar wind on the moon's surface.
Also transporting mobile robot scanners Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit, who refers to the lover of a lover of a lunar goddess) who has already separated from the landing of the moon and You'll explore Von Karman Crater.
The Chinese Space Agency is planning other unmanned missions on the moon, including a probe that can bring Moon Samples to Earth this year.
China wants to build a lunar research base, possibly using 3D printing technology to make it, the agency said on Monday.