The cotton that has become the first plant to be born on the hidden side a month died due to the beginning of the night, during which temperatures can drop to 170 degrees below zero.
Chinese media reported on Thursday that the experiment probe China Changes 4 She concluded, and although the images of the outburst were published last Tuesday, on Sunday 13th, the ship has already entered the energy-saving mode during the aforementioned lunar night (equivalent to 14 days from Earth).
However, scientists have already anticipated the conciseness of the experiment. "Life in the jar will not survive the lunar night," Xinhuan's project manager said. Xie Gengxin, from Chongqing University.
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"During the 212.75 hours from start to stop, the task worked well, some results exceeding our expectations," he added.
The source said that the photo distributed today by the National Agency of China (ANEC), where the outbreak is seen "growing in a healthy way", was taken at 12.00 local time (7.00 pm in Peru).
Xie, dean of the Institute of Biology Advanced Technology at Chongqing University, the experiment helped them get "a tremendous amount of valuable information." In any case, the scientist indicated that the main objective of this experiment was "the popularization of science."
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