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Astronauts May Grow Better Salads On Mars Than On The Moon

How To Grow Crops On Mars If We Are To Live On The Red Planet Astronauts May Grow Better Salads On Mars Than On The Moon

Setting up lunar or Martian colonies will require that explorers raise their own food. New research finds that simulated Martian soil supported plant life better than both simulated moon soil and low-quality soil from Earth. But many problems must be solved before astronauts can pick their first extraterrestrial eggplant. The study appears in the journal PLOS ONE.