China plans to grow potatoes on the moon

"The container will send potatoes, arabidopsis seeds and silkworm eggs to the surface of the moon," said Zhang Yuanxun, chief designer of the container, according to a South China Morning Post report.

On the moon, night time temperatures are about -170C but in the daytime temperatures can reach more than 100C. The box will be intensely insulated, with light sources to allow the seedlings to develop.

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