ment on the Moon.The "lunar mini biosp▓here" experiment was designed by 28 Chinese universities led by Southwest China's Chongqing University, according to a conference on scientific and technological innovation of Chongq▓ing Municipality.Blossoming hopesRus on InstagramPle
esearchers hope the seeds will blossom on the Moon, with the process captured on camera and transmitted to Earth.Although astronauts have cultivated plants on the International Space Statio▓n, and rice and arabidopsis were grown in China's Tiangong-2 sp
ace lab, those experiments were conducted in low-Earth orbit, at an altitude of about 400 kilometers. The environment on the Moon, 380,00▓0 kilometers from the Earth, is more c▓omplicated.Liu Hanlong, chief director of the experiment and vice president of Chon
gqing University, said that as the ▓Moon has no atmosphere, its temperature ranges from below minus 100 C to above 100 C."We have to keep the temperature in the 'mini▓ biosphere' within a range of 1 to 30 degrees, a▓nd properly control the humidity and nutrition. We will use▓ a tube to direct the natural light on t▓he surface of Mo
on into the tin to make the plants g▓row," said Xie
Gengxin, chief designer of the experiment."
We▓ want to study the respira
tion of the seeds and the photosynthesis on the Moon," said Liu."Why potato and arabidopsis? Because theerritoryChang鈥檈