NASA 1st Flower Grown in Outer Space Zinnia
Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly has tweeted a photo of the first ever flower grown in space on Saturday.
"Yes, there are other life forms in space!" Kelly tweeted with a photo of an orange Zinnia
The flowers were grown inside the Veggie lab aboard International Space Station (ISS) which was installed in early May 2014. With the success of this experiment, Zinnia has become the first flowering plant grown outside Earth's atmosphere.
The flowers appear similar to those grown on Earth, except for the curled edges of the petals, which could be due to the zero-gravity conditions.
This has also paved the way for flowering crops such as tomatoes to be grown in space.
Scientist used red, blue, and green LED lights to simulate sunlight, making the successful growth of the flower
Zinnia is a flower native in the southwestern United States.
The flower was grown as part of an experiment astronauts are conducting on how plants grow in microgravity.
This success is very important for the future astronauts who will try to settle on other planets like Mars or say Moon
Photo of first flower Zinnia grown in the outside earth
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Sunday, January 17, 2016
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