Space mission
Apollo 12

Apollo Command module
Typemission icon With crew
Targeticon Moon
Startmission icon 14. 11. 1969 - 24. 11. 1969
StatusEnded: Success
American mission with crew Apollo 12 was ended on 24. 11. 1969. Its target is Moon.
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Plants grow for the first time in lunar regolith

Scientists grew plants in the lunar regolith for the first time ever. They used samples from three different Apollo missions (11, 12, 17). The plants used were Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress, mouse-ear cress). After 16 days it was clear that plants grew smaller in regolith from regions exposed to cosmic radiation for longer time.

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Lunar-like silicate material forms the Earth quasi-satellite (469219) 2016 HO3 Kamo╩╗oalewa