01/15/2019, 11.07
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Cotton plant sprouts on the moon in the Chang'e 4

It is one of the first experiments of biology on the lunar surface. New experiments with potato seeds and eggs of fruit flies. A 360-degree panoramic photo of the hidden face of the moon (see video)

Beijing (AsiaNews) - The Chinese lunar probe Chang'e 4 continues to send photos from its position on the hidden face of the Earth's satellite. But today it sent a photo of a plant.

It is the sprout of a cotton plant, contained in a part of the spaceship, which is used for biology experiments.

This is the first biological experiment on the lunar surface. For this purpose, the Chang'e 4 is also carrying seeds of potatoes, together with the eggs of fruit flies.

Another probe, the Chang'e 5, is being prepared for launch in 2019.

On January 11th, Chang'e 4 sent a panoramic photo of the moon's hidden face. Le Monde offered a 360 degree view, prepared by Thomas Appéré, professor of physics and chemistry (see here).

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