On January 12, China announced that cotton seeds aboard its Chang’e 4 lunar lander had sprouted — marking a historic, but short lived, first. The seedling promptly died that night, as the biosphere failed to insulate the experiment from the intense cold.
Image courtesy of Chongqing University
Watch China’s Chang’e 4 landing below:
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE READING.
Your subscription is important and supports our editorial integrity and our 100% veteran writing team. Advertisers these days are afraid of being associated with controversial news outlets, like us, that take a stand. Your subscription is vital to ensuring we can continue to publish the courageous apolitical news we are known and respected for as former combat veterans.Subscribe or login