What does the first plant on the moon look like?


Seeds taken up to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission have sprouted, says China National Space Administration.

It marks the first time any biological matter has grown on the Moon, and is being seen as a significant step towards long-term space exploration.

The Chang’e 4 is the first mission to land on and explore the Moon’s far side, facing away from Earth.

It touched down on 3 January, carrying instruments to analyse the region’s geology.Plants have been grown on the International Space Station before but never on the Moon.The ability to grow plants on the Moon will be integral for long-term space missions.