Researchers at the University of Zurich have shown how space farming may be possible. By encouraging plants to excrete a certain hormone, they’ve demonstrated that crops can thrive despite challenging conditions, such as low-nutrient soil and microgravity. Source: Space Crops Could Get Boost from Plant Hormone, Study Finds | Digital Trends
This is not breaking news – after all, Voyager 1 passed out of the solar system a couple of years ago – but it is still VERY, VERY cool. The Human race has now launched TWO messengers into the interstellar void.