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China's first plant to grow on the moon is already dead

Jan 17, 2019 - CNN

BEIJING (CNN) -- The first plant to be grown on the moon by humans is likely dead already, Chinese scientists said Thursday.

Just days after China revealed a cotton seed had sprouted on a lunar lander and become what was possibly the first plant life to grow on Earth's nearest neighbor, scientists ended the experiment when they shut down power remotely.

The seeds were contained inside a special container situated in China's Chang'e 4 probe, which became the first successful mission ...