Study: Potatoes can grow on Mars

Source: United Press International

“CubeSat indicator experiments prove potatoes can grow on Mars. The findings show potatoes can also grow under extreme conditions on Earth. Scientists with the International Potato Center created Mars-like growing conditions inside a CubeSat designed by engineers at the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, Peru. The potato plants inside the experimental box are reportedly thriving. The box mimics the day-night patterns of Mars, as well as its temperature, air pressure and atmospheric composition.” (03/08/17)