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Cherry Blossom Grown from Space Seeds a bit Weird

A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.

April 11, 2014
12:30 PM EDT
The seeds were part of an International Space Station educational project intended to see how plants that have hitched a ride into space grow differently when brought back to Earth. | NASA