Antarctic Headlines 05/30/2022

A Century of Antarctic Agriculture Is Helping Scientists Grow Food in Space
The Wire, 2022-05-30
Just as in Antarctic history, the question of how to grow plants is central to any discussion of possible human settlements on the Moon or Mars. People eventually abandoned effort

Lessons learned over a century of farming in the Antarctic are helping scientists grow food in space
Scroll, 2022-05-30
Just as in Antarctic history, the question of how to grow plants is central to any discussion of possible human settlements on the Moon or Mars.

British Antarctic Survey field season has finished; RRS Sir Attenborough returns to UK after seven months
Uruguay News, 2022-05-30
RRS Sir David Attenborough departed Rothera Research Station for the final time earlier in May and is now making its way back to the UK, marking the end of the BAS Antarctic summer field season.

Tracking the demise of a giant Antarctic iceberg
Phys.org, 2022-05-26
As soon as an iceberg is born it starts to die. Waves chip away at its edges, air thaws it from above, and water melts it from below. Scientists recently chronicled such death throes for one of the world’s largest-known icebergs and published their research in Remote Sensing of Environment.

More than 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space
Phys.org, 2022-05-23
Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo moon missions.

To grow food in space, we had to start in the Antarctic
Popular Science, 2022-05-23
The hostile, extreme and alien Antarctic is a convenient analog for space exploration, where nations can test agriculture.

How More Than a Century of Antarctic Agriculture Is Helping Scientists Grow Food in Space
Modern Farmer, 2022-05-24
Scientists just grew plants in soil from the moon, but the world’s southernmost continent has long provided researchers with the perfect place to test their agricultural techniques.

How 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space
Fast Company on MSN.com, 2022-05-25
Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo moon missions.