China Has Just Sprouted A Plant On The Far Side Of The Moon

A cotton seed germinating on the lunar surface inside China's Chang'e 4 probe on January 12, 2019, 212 hours after water injection. COSE/CLEP/Chongqing University Onboard China’s Chang'e-4 lander, on the dusty gray lunar surface, a tiny green sprout has sprung into life in one giant leap for plant-kind. China has made history, yet again, by successfully germinating a cotton seed on the far side of the Moon, marking the first time any biological matter has been grown on the lunar surface, Chinese state media reports.  Chang'e-4, named after the Chinese Moon goddess, pulled off the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon on January 2, 2019. It’s already beamed back some incr ... | Read more at IFLScience