scientists grow vegetables under soilless, sunless conditions in antarctica

team of german scientists have harvested first crop of vegetables grown under soilless, sunless conditions. working with the german aerospace center (DLR), the scientists and engineers assembled a high-tech greenhouse from container parts to explore possible ways of growing fresh produce during missions in outer space.

all images © german aerospace center (DLR)

the EDEN ISS laboratory was constructed in antarctica for its rough, hostile climate and isolation, where the scientists could experiment with conditions close to those of mars or the moon. the team reports that they have successfully harversted 3.6 kilograms of leafy greens, 18 cucumbers and 70 radishes.

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apr 07, 2018

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