Good News! It Looks Like We Can Grow Potatoes on Mars

A project attempting to grow potatoes in Mars-like conditions has reported positive preliminary results. Based in Lima, Peru, the International Potato Center (CIP) is dedicated to collecting and altering potato varieties found around the world. The CIP began as an effort to alleviate global hunger by introducing special strains of the hardy vegetable to places with arid soils and harsh environments. As researchers have begun experimenting with earthly technologies in a bid to extend our r