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Greenhouse In Antarctica Has Successful First Harvest

By Brian Spaen

With average temperatures in Antarctica hovering at well below zero, suffice to say raising crops there is a challenge. But that's exactly what makes the location an ideal test site for a project designed to one day help astronauts grow food on Mars or the Moon, and to compensate for food shortages in harsh climates. So far the trial is a success: Scientists there just completed their first harvest.

The German Aerospace Center DLR and gardener Paul Zabel have been running the project in a greenhouse at German Neumeyer-Station III without daylight or dirt, and plenty of challenges -- from equipment malfunctions to falling temperatures.