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The first harvest of fresh vegetables was collected in Antarctica

Scientists from Antarctica collected their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts grow fresh foods on other planets.

Researchers at the German station Neumayer III reported that they raised 3.6 kilograms of salad greens, 18 cucumbers and 70 radishes in a greenhouse with high technologies, as the outside temperature dropped below -20 degrees Celsius.

The project is aimed at producing a wider range of vegetables, which one day can be grown on Mars or the Moon. Meanwhile, NASA successfully grows greens on the International Space Station.

 

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