First ever tender shoot grows on far side of Moon

Reuters Chongqing, China Jan 15, 2019, 01:54 PM(IST)

Photos sent back on Tuesday by China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe showed that the cotton seeds carried by the probe have sprouted. The Chang'e-4 project had officially shifted to the scientific exploration stage days before. A team of scientists from the Chongqing University in southwest China sent a small biological payload aboard the probe, which landed on the lunar surface on Jan. 3.

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