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Do you want to grow plants on Mars? High school student project finds two tricks for the red planet –

Martian soil and water are usually too harsh for crops, but research led by a then-secondary high school student found that alfalfa plants and photosynthetic bacteria may help make Martian soil and water suitable enough to support agriculture.

Feeding kits on Mars It would be a huge challenge for any long-range human mission out there, given the high costs of launching anything from Earth to the Red Planet. Scientists have long sought ways to grow crops on Mars, but its soil is poor in the organic nutrients most plants need to grow, and its water is extremely saline.

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