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MARTIAN dirt is apparently good enough for asparagus to grow in, NASA scientists said today, as they announced the results of a soil analysis collected by the US Phoenix Mars lander.
"There is nothing about the soil that would preclude life. In fact it seems very friendly," said Samuel Kounaves, the project's lead chemist at the University of Arizona.
"The soil you have there is the type of soil you have in your backyard.
"You may be able to grow asparagus very well."
What the heck is in the Mars atmosphere anyway?
The atmosphere on Mars consists of 95% carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen, 1.6% argon, and contains traces of oxygen, water, and methane. The atmosphere is quite dusty, giving the Martian sky a tawny color when seen from the surface
Originally posted by bismarcksea
Plants need Carbon Dioxide to breath. I wonder what the CO2 rate on Mars is?
I don't like asparagus.