Tim Peake schools seed experiment results released

Media captionEarlier this year Tim Peake explained how schoolchildren can grow rocket seeds that have flown with him in space

The results of a schools experiment led by Tim Peake have been released.

Six hundred thousand school children have discovered that seeds that have been in space grow almost as well as those that have stayed on Earth.

It suggests vibrations during launch, temperature fluctuations, cosmic rays and microgravity do not prevent seeds from germinating and growing.

The Royal Horticultural Society and UK Space Agency gave BBC News exclusive access to the results.

Children from 8,600 schools and other children’s organisations such as guide and scout groups as across the UK received seeds appropriately enough of the of the salad plant “rocket” that had been in space for six months.

Tim Peake schools seed experiment results released

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