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Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Paul Zindel wrote the play, Paul Newman directed the movie and it looks like the European Space Agency is now going to show us how to grow marigolds on the moon.

The BBC reports:

A team led by Natasha Kozyrovska and Iryna Zaetz from the National Academy of Sciences in Kiev planted marigolds in crushed anorthosite, a type of rock found on Earth which is very similar to much of the lunar surface.



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They may have planted them, but did the marigolds grow? This is fascinating.

Sent by Christina | 2:32 AM | 5-1-2008