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Scientists grow plants in lunar dirt, next stop moon

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Scientists have used lunar soil collected during Apollo missions to grow plants for the first time.

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The results have been deemed promising enough that NASA is envisioning hothouses on the Moon for the next generation of lunar explorers. 

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Researchers from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences last year planted thale cress in soil collected by Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong,  

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All the seeds sprouted but the plants ended up stunted, scientists revealed in results published on Thursday. 

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The team of experts said they were initially dubious but are now planning to repeat the experiment with greater success. 

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NASA is looking into whether astronauts could set up hothouses on the Moon 

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