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Here's How Extraterrestrial Farming Will Work on Mars

The movies make it look easy, but to grow food on Mars we'll have to create the soil from scratch and build our own mini-biosphere.

November 18, 2016
3:18 PM EST
The lettuce that was only grown in Mars only simulant (without added nutrients) produced only small leaves in the lab (FIT/Buzz Aldrin Space Institute)
Lettuce grown in Mars simulant with added nutrients produced healthy leaves (FIT/Buzz Aldrin Space Institute)