First in human history: Moon sees first cotton-seed sproutStaff Writer | January 15, 2019
A cotton seed, carried to the moon by China's Chang'e-4 probe, is the first ever to sprout on the moon, according to scientists of a mini biosphere experiment on Tuesday.
World The Chang'e-4 probe carried the seeds
The Chang'e-4 probe carried the seeds of cotton, rape, potato and arabidopsis, as well as eggs of the fruit fly and some yeast, to form a simple mini biosphere, according to a team led by scientists from Chongqing University in southwest China.
Images sent back by the probe showed that a cotton sprout had grown well, though no other plants were found growing. ■