Space mission
Apollo 17

Apollo Command module
OperatorNASA
Typemission icon With crew
Targeticon Moon
Startmission icon 7. 12. 1972 - 19. 12. 1972
StatusEnded: Success
American mission with crew Apollo 17 was ended on 19. 12. 1972. 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