The cotton seeds carried by Chinese lunar lander germinated on the far side of the moon. Photo: Chongqing University

China’s first lunar leaf dies after Chang’e scientists forced to cut power to stop battery running low

  • Cotton seed that became first plant to come to life on the surface of the moon dies after being exposed to far side’s extreme temperatures
  • Lander did not carry any spare batteries, so power to biosphere had to be cut off
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The cotton seeds carried by Chinese lunar lander germinated on the far side of the moon. Photo: Chongqing University
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