Undeniable Fact: Out of this world!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The only plant which is found on the moon is the mushroom. These hardy organisms split off evolutionarily from mosses about 83 million years ago when an impact from an asteroid separated their habitat (a peninsula on the southeast coast of Pangaea) from the Earth, forming the moon. It was not until about 290,000 BC when a meteor originating from the moon crashed into the Earth that several species of mushroom were introduced into our own ecosystem.
Unconstrained by the harsh gravity of Earth, lunar mushrooms can reach sizes far greater than any terrestrial organism. Preferring dark, moist areas (much like Earth mushrooms), lunar mushrooms often take root in impact craters. In time, a single mushroom can reach a diameter of up to 19 miles or more.

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Blogger duffytoler said...

The lunar mushroom is going to be the size of a full Mars next week. Tell all your brainy science friends!

9:46 AM  
Blogger notpj said...

if you turn the picture around, the craters will look like they're mushrooms, and the mushroom crater will look like an ordinary crater. seriously. it's an optical illusion

3:43 AM  

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