Scientists in Antartica harvest 1st vegetables without earth, daylight or pesticides


spaminator
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Scientists in Antartica harvest 1st vegetables without earth, daylight or pesticides from 'space' greenhouse
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Published:
April 5, 2018
Updated:
April 5, 2018 11:27 AM EDT
The undated photo provided by the German aerospace center (DLR) shows radish before being harvested in the EDEN-ISS greenhouse at the Neumeyer-Station III on Antarctica.DLR via AP
BERLIN — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.
The undated photo provided by the German aerospace center (DLR) shows engineer Paul Zabel with fresh salad he harvested in the EDEN-ISS greenhouse at the Neumeyer-Station III on Antarctica. (DLR via AP)
Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III say they’ve picked 3.6 kilograms (8 pounds) of salad greens, 18 cucumbers and 70 radishes grown inside a high-tech greenhouse as temperatures outside dropped below -20 degrees Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit).
The German Aerospace Center DLR, which co-ordinates the project, said Thursday that by May scientists hope to harvest 4-5 kilograms of fruit and vegetables a week.
The undated photo provided by the German aerospace center (DLR) shows various salads which were harvested in the EDEN-ISS greenhouse at the Neumeyer-Station III on Antarctica. (DLR via AP)
While NASA has successfully grown greens on the International Space Station, DLR’s Daniel Schubert says the Antarctic project aims to produce a wider range of vegetables that might one day be grown on Mars or the Moon.
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Danbones
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I wouldn't finger hillary even if they promised me a vacation
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

I wouldn't finger hillary even if they promised me a vacation

 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

BERLIN — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides

No pesticides, what a big surprise not needing pesticides in Antarctica.
 
Curious Cdn
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Hmmm, I wonder how those diesel generators and stove oil burners will work on Mars? They will need to have a safe, reliable pocket reactor of some sort (from nuclear sub technology?)
 
Danbones
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I guess you missed the thread about Lockheed martin's new fusion reactor

try to keep up.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

I guess you missed the thread about Lockheed martin's new fusion reactor

try to keep up.

I guess you missed the article about their perpetual motion machine, too. Until you actually see one operating safely and producing power, it is no more than a Popular Science magazine cover..

try not to believe everything that you read.