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It's Science Fair time again
Please remember to CC: young Mr. Gilchrist directly as he's not on the
>Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 12:00:21 -0800 (PST)
>From: Seth Gilchrist <s_m_g at go_com>
>Subject: plant hybernation
>To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
>Message-id: <0F64003IJSWKFJ at mta1_infoseekmail.com>
>Content-type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII
>To whom it may concern,
> I am a high school student in Laramie, WY and am currently working on a
project concerning sending plants to Mars.
> I was considering the use of aquatic plants but am unsure of some of
their characteristics. What would be the effect of freezing the plants
for, say, seven to nine months? Would they simply go into hibernation? Or
would they die?
> Upon arrival they would have to have some nutrition value to humans.
What plants would fill this bill? I was thinking rice, but would prefer a
plant that could be totally submerged.
> You see, I was thinking that when the plants got to Mars they could be
defrosted and Martian air could be bubble through the water. The carbon
dioxide in the air would devolve in the water to support the plants
> Does this sound possible?
> Thank you for your time in advance.
> Seth M. Gilchrist
> s_m_g at go_com