Designing Greenhouses for the Red Planet


Wed, May 5th, 2010 16:00 by capnasty NEWS

If getting to Mars is a big step, ultimately staying there will be a giant leap. But already, experiments conducted in space and in simulated Martian conditions on Earth have yielded micro-organisms that will eventually help turn Martian rocks into soil, generate oxygen for us to breathe, purify water and recycle waste. Think of these microbial colonies as the first gardens on Mars.



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