Student Researchers Grow Plants on “Mars”


Research to Advance the Development of Interstellar Horticulture (RADISH) is an experimental program where students and faculty are exploring ways to grow plants on Mars. Using a type of soil that mimics the kinds of conditions found on Mars, known as regolith, students are starting to see the fruits (or vegetables) of their labor as lettuce and peppers start to bloom.




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