Phoenix Mars Lander Finds “Friendly” Soil

Last we checked in with NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander, it had just discovered ice below the martian surface. Now, after multiple tests on the martian soil, scientists have discovered that the dirt-like substance contains alkaline. It’s been deemed friendly enough to support plant life both in “past, present and future.”

So the next time you want to plant some asparagus or green beans, consider martian soil. It’s rich, it’s creamy and it’s full of nutrients to support plant life. Just don’t try growing anything on Mars. The atmosphere has decayed enough that the surface is constantly bombarded by UV rays, thus killing any chance of that tomato bush you were hoping to plant.


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