Indian students to test photosynthesis on the Moon

Kolkata-based Team ZΩI is working with TeamIndus, a Bangalore-based space startup sending a spacecraft to the Moon, to observe photosynthesis in cyanobacteria on the Moon. Team ZΩI’s experiment will be housed in a 250-gram solar can, to host the bacteria with required nutrients. The device would be monitored for photosynthetic activity in presence of sunlight on Moon’s surface.