This Is The First Flower Grown In Space (And It's A Zinnia)

January 18, 2016

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This is the first flower grown in space (previously: lettuce). It's a zinnia. Are the petals curled because it was grown in low gravity? Beats me. Maybe it's just a runt. Now I want a space bouquet for Valentine's Day or it will be ruined and I'll throw a tantrum at the restaurant because I am mature.

Thanks to Charles, who would have preferred a sunflower.

  • shashi

    so they're growing reproductive organs in space now. I dont know if it looks like a...

  • Jenness

    The article says it's edible. Bet if an astronaut eats it something interesting happens and by interesting I mean it turns the astronauts into flower aliens.

  • Guesticle

    only one way to find out! FOR SCIENCE

  • Edward

    So if we start growing in space do our limbs start curling too? I would hate to have cheeto arms/legs.

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