NASA sends seeds to moon to test vegetable garden
Among the seeds: Basil, turnips and Arabidopsis, a plant that’s related to cabbage and mustard, The Daily Mail stated.
“The seeds can test the lunar environment for us, acting as a canary in a coal mine,” said one NASA spokesman, in The Daily Mail report. “If we send plants and they thrive, then humans probably can.”
That theory is based on the fact that both humans and plants need the same elements to survive — food, water, air. Scientists say that if the plants survive 14 days, that means they can sprout in the radiation. If they survive for 60 days, that means they can both sprout and reproduce.
Click here to see Nasa's image gallery on the Seeds in Space
Source: Daily Mail - Washington Times