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Flower in space


Remember how in the Hollywood film The Martian, Matt Damon’s character Mark Watney grows potatoes on Mars to survive on the Red Planet? While that’s still a sci-fi achievement, here’s a bit of real life news that’ll leave you quite impressed. Astronauts in space have managed to grow the first ever flower in zero gravity.American astronaut Scott Kelly, who is spending a year in space starting March last year, recently tweeted a picture of a beautiful orange zinnia grown in orbit.
Captain Kelly also shared a blog by NASA that explains the process of growing the plants in space to “better understand how plants grow in microgravity.”
Earlier in December, the astronaut also tweeted a picture of the budding plant looking quite fragile. “I’m going to have to channel my inner Mark Watney,” he had said in his tweet.- NDTV


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