Chang’e-4, a Chinese-made spacecraft, successfully landed on the far side of the moon in January. Aside from bringing samples back to our planet, it was also the first to experiment with growing plants on the moon. The spacecraft brought a small, cylindrical biosphere called the Lunar Micro Ecosystem (LME). The LME contained different seeds, such as potato, cotton, rapeseeds, and Arabidopsis thaliana, a common weed.
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