Chinese scientists want to study the impact of the moon on terrestrial organisms. To do this, a miniature ecosystem with potato sprouts and larvae of the silkworm will be sent to the Earth satellite.
The ecosystem, developed by researchers led by Professor Che Gensin, accommodates only small organisms. Therefore, scientists chose caterpillars.
It is planned that potatoes and larvae will be carried to the Moon in a special container on the ship “Chang’e-4”.
The lunar project involves more than 250 experiments, in the development of which the staff of 28 universities of China participated. If the experiments are successful, this will be the first step towards creating a colony on the Moon.