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'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

 
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'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
Tokyo (AFP) - A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.

The four-year-old sapling -- grown from a cherry stone that spent time aboard the International Space Station (ISS) -- burst into blossom on April 1, possibly a full six years ahead of Mother Nature's normal schedule.

Its early blooming baffled Buddhist brothers at the ancient temple in central Japan where the tree is growing.

"We are amazed to see how fast it has grown," Masahiro Kajita, chief priest at the Ganjoji temple in Gifu, told AFP by telephone.

"A stone from the original tree had never sprouted before. We are very happy because it will succeed the old tree, which is said to be 1,250 years old."

The wonder pip was among 265 harvested from the celebrated "Chujo-hime-seigan-zakura" tree, selected as part of a project to gather seeds from different kinds of cherry trees at 14 locations across Japan.

The stones were sent to the ISS in November 2008 and came back to Earth in July the following year with Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, after circling the globe 4,100 times.

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2013 file photo shows Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, a crew member of the Int
Some were sent for laboratory tests, but most were ferried back to their places of origin, and a selection were planted at nurseries near the Ganjoji temple.

By April this year, the "space cherry tree" had grown to around four metres (13 feet) tall, and suddenly produced nine flowers -- each with just five petals, compared with about 30 on flowers of the parent tree.

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Re: 'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
Low gravity + high speed travel = fast growing plants

Is my math right?
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Low gravity + high speed travel = fast growing plants

Is my math right?
 Quoting: MaybeTrollingU


Sounds right to me. Also from the article:

"Of course, there is the possibility that exposure to stronger cosmic rays accelerated the process of sprouting and overall growth," she said.
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So there may be some cosmic radiation in play as well.

We should send a number of fruit bearing plants up to space to see if it affects the growth rate and/or flavor of foods.
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Re: 'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
Low gravity + high speed travel = fast growing plants

Is my math right?
 Quoting: MaybeTrollingU


Sounds right to me. Also from the article:

"Of course, there is the possibility that exposure to stronger cosmic rays accelerated the process of sprouting and overall growth," she said.
 Quoting: Yahoo News


So there may be some cosmic radiation in play as well.

We should send a number of fruit bearing plants up to space to see if it affects the growth rate and/or flavor of foods.
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A good possibility of these cosmic rays play a role. Lets send oranges, lemons, guavas and watermelons to space then plant them here. We could call them "the fantastic four fuits"
LOL, but seriously, I don't think a space radiated fruit would be good to eat. I mean, it may be worse than GMO
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Interesting
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A good possibility of these cosmic rays play a role. Lets send oranges, lemons, guavas and watermelons to space then plant them here. We could call them "the fantastic four fuits"
LOL, but seriously, I don't think a space radiated fruit would be good to eat. I mean, it may be worse than GMO
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Don't forget avocados. I want some space avocados.

But, yeah, without the atmosphere wouldn't the sun radiate the hell out of the seeds?

I'm not sure what effects that would have on future fruit. I don't know if they'd be edible at all.
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Sorry, my pw is messed up so I have not signed in for a while and cannot pm, lol. No, I did not get banned. lol, funny story. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or cause a mess, so will not elaborate. Anyways, take care, hope all is well :)
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Sorry, my pw is messed up so I have not signed in for a while and cannot pm, lol. No, I did not get banned. lol, funny story. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or cause a mess, so will not elaborate. Anyways, take care, hope all is well :)
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Maybe this is the secret the elites don't want us to know.

Space Travel gives lifeforms super powers!

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A good possibility of these cosmic rays play a role. Lets send oranges, lemons, guavas and watermelons to space then plant them here. We could call them "the fantastic four fuits"
LOL, but seriously, I don't think a space radiated fruit would be good to eat. I mean, it may be worse than GMO
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Don't forget avocados. I want some space avocados.

But, yeah, without the atmosphere wouldn't the sun radiate the hell out of the seeds?

I'm not sure what effects that would have on future fruit. I don't know if they'd be edible at all.
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At least it would be a natural radiating of the food, as opposed to what they do to all of the food that we currently, irradiating it in ways that nature NEVER intended, regardless of the "dose".
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Re: 'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
Low gravity + high speed travel = fast growing plants

Is my math right?
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I am sure a huge dose of radiation is supposed to be in that equation as well.
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Sorry, my pw is messed up so I have not signed in for a while and cannot pm, lol. No, I did not get banned. lol, funny story. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or cause a mess, so will not elaborate. Anyways, take care, hope all is well :)
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Awwwwwww. I miss you, PB. Your presence is very obviously gone. It's just not the same without you.

Have you tried emailing an admin or a mod? I miss you, dude.

Please come back. <3
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I am here do not fret :)

I appreciate you sincerity of missing me though :)

I have occasionally taken some breaks through out the years of being here, I will get it taken care of soon when I have a lot of time to be around. Miss you as well though, hope all is well :)





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