A step towards harvesting food on Mars? Scientists manage to grow an entire salad in Antarctica without any daylight or soil

Scientists have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown in an Antarctic greenhouse, a major step in cultivating fresh food on distant planets.
As part of the Eden ISS project, researchers have been trying to grow plants in the desolate region for several years.
Experts managed to grow a variety of vegetables to make an entire salad without the use of soil, daylight or pesticides.
The long-term aim is to help astronauts who venture off-world set up self sustaining colonies on Mars and elsewhere in deep space.
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6 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail

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