Crop Farming On Mars

Crop Farming On Mars
Innovation

An alien environment may be better suited for growing food according to the Advances in Space Research journal.

Naresh Kumar
  • 23 august 2010

A new study published in the Advances in Space Research journal says that the environment on Mars may be better suited for crop farming than the Earth’s. The key is in the gravity of Mars, which is one-third that of our planet, which would enable its soil to hold more water and fertilizer, meaning less usage of nutrients than the soil on Earth. Infact, researchers who used a Mars-simulation model for the study, say that Martian agriculture may use 90 percent less water than that on Earth.

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