What Are Some of the Challenges of Growing Plants in Space?

We’ve created a new page, Challenges of the Void, which explores the factors of space that impact plant biology.  Check it out!  It’s in the lab. Here is what it entails so far. Surviving a Space Environment One of humanity’s greatest shifts was a switch from hunter-gatherer clans to an agrarian type society. By becoming stewards of […]

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We’ve Planted a Digital Garden (A Space Garden)

All of us here at astrobotany.com are pleased to show you the fruits of our labor: a brand new garden. All of the plants in our garden have been grown in space. So far we have planted zucchini and arabidopsis. Take a stroll through, if you like, and click on a plant to find out […]

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NASA Discovers Potentially Habitable Planets Surrounding Nearby Star

On 2/22/17 NASA announced news that their Spitzer telescope had discovered a seven planet system around TRAPPIST-1, a nearby star. TRAPPIST-1 is around 40 lightyears away, in the Aquarius constellation. Three of these planets are in the CHZ (Circumstellar Habitable Zone) which holds the promise of liquid water and consequently the ability to support life. […]

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