|starlight||Date: Thursday, 13-December-2012, 10:20 AM | Message # 1|
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|New finding boosts the prospect of growing crops in space or on other planets. |
for National Geographic News
Published December 7, 2012
When researchers sent plants to the International Space Station in 2010, the flora wasn't meant to be decorative. Instead, the seeds of these small, white flowers—called Arabidopsis thaliana—were the subject of an experiment to study how plant roots developed in a weightless environment.
Since the flowers were orbiting some 220 miles (350 kilometers) above the Earth at the time, the NASA-funded experiment suggests that plants still retain an earthy instinct when they don't have gravity as a guide.
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