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Source: University of Arizona

NASA Develops Inflatable Greenhouse To Grow Food On Mars

By Brian Spaen

Mars could soon become a realistic planet to grow plants and fresh food. Scientists and researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered a way to have inflatable greenhouses in space. This could lead to further and longer explorations on potential new territory on other planets.

The basic necessities for fueling these greenhouses in space are the requirements of water and carbon dioxide. Mars has a little over 95 percent of CO2 in their atmosphere. However, with it being much thinner than Earth, the plants will be getting a supplement of it from what the astronauts release. That thin atmosphere has also caused water to be frozen on the surface. The ice would have to be melted, or scientists might be able to find water deeper in the planet’s surface.

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Source: The University of Arizona