Plants from Earth are growing on the . China's space showed photos of seeds sprouting into . This is part of a project on the far of the moon. It is called a "moon surface micro-ecological circle". Project Liu Hanlong says cotton was the plant to sprout. He chose and potatoes because they were , strong and could grow in the conditions on the moon's .
Professor Hanlong wants to understand plants grow in space. He wants plants to grow on the moon. His is looking at the survival in space. These plants could allow us to start a space . The project also includes and fruit flies in a mini-ecosystem. The plants will produce and food for the fruit flies; the could change the flies' and the plants into another source.