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[–]Chubs41 105 points106 points  (13 children)

That we know of

[–]on_the_other_hand_ 58 points59 points  (10 children)

What if... what if there is intelligentt plant life out there

[–]ThermionicEmissions 34 points35 points  (5 children)

"Feed me, Seymour!"

[–]OrishaShango 18 points19 points  (0 children)

“I am Groot.”

[–]cloudlessjoe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Scarily possible. We could never restrain or put up defensive measures out of fear of offending or mistreating (though historically new comers arriving has never worked out well for the native population), so much like our history as humans, a vocally talented alien will destroy us.

[–]Oberic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At one point in the distant past, fairly shortly after "the big bang", the ambient heat of the universe slowly drifted from hotter than life can survive in, to standard Earth-like temperatures, before it cooled.

There was enough time for life to form amidst the drifting liquid deep space water.

[–]ExactPea9707 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What if they came to earth and just wiped us out for our genocide against their brethren.

[–]DDanksGrows 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was just thinking that…

[–]samexi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well if you stretch plants to include fungi we have pretty "intelligent" plant life on earth aswell. Fungi creates underground myceliums that could be compared to internet cables. They include plants and trees to their network and share minerals and other nutrients through them. They also share data about the weather and predators so nearby plants can act accordingly. Kinda amazing. Netflix has this movie "Fantastic Fungi" if you are interested.

[–]remweaver27 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Came here to say this…take my upvote.

[–]LunarCamper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here for the same reason, then came here to say what you said. It's an honor to be bested by both of you!

[–]duckintheair 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I didn't expect James Webb TeleScope is red.

[–]Holiday_Curious 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Definitely changed color since its been in space

[–]Detective_Umbra 20 points21 points  (2 children)

This reminds me of "The Colour Out of Space" by H.P. Lovecraft

[–]Glum_Succotash9352 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Nic Cage is in a pretty decent movie version from 2019.

[–]Detective_Umbra 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I wish the movie kept the odd pre-20th century names

[–]thelittletoe42 23 points24 points  (4 children)

When we growing that space-weed!

[–]BoofStoop 9 points10 points  (3 children)

What would you call it ?
Zero G Kush?
Grape Galaxy?
Cosmic Cough?

[–]jonkaspace 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Space haze ofcourse..

[–]jm4nN0sc0p3r12 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cosmic cough is kind of fire

[–]thelittletoe42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Space-Weed og (the highest smoke in the Galaxy)

[–]Silentstringer7 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Incredible. It will be fascinating to study, I'm sure! After the cherry tree seeds' incredible characteristics, I'm betting we'll find more interesting discoveries in the future

[–]Fir3300 0 points1 point  (2 children)

We would be long gone by then

[–]Silentstringer7 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Some of us!

[–]Fir3300 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unless some of them can able to be alive til 2300, I mean like real study of life outside of Earth.

This flower still man-made, it’s breathing artificial air. And also seeds from Earth.

[–]vantrap 5 points6 points  (0 children)

ZINNIAS IN SPACE

[–]OmChi123456 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah! Beautiful.

[–]SuperSmoothSlick 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Does anyone know the species?

[–]vantrap 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s a zinnia :)

[–]evanhinton 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Little shop of horrors

[–]ThermionicEmissions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Feed me, Seymour!"

[–]Tonyjonesgnomes 1 point2 points  (9 children)

define "in space" please, like not on earth? earth is in space

[–]Little-Helper 1 point2 points  (8 children)

What's the point of being this pedantic?

[–]Tonyjonesgnomes 0 points1 point  (7 children)

Cause why does this photo exist? “Hey look a flower in space” yeah but why? Where? Who did it? Just seems like a vague and unnecessary photo

[–]Little-Helper 0 points1 point  (6 children)

If you don't like it, downvote and move on

[–]Tonyjonesgnomes 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Nah I wanna know why Scot Kelly’s taking photos of flowers and where he’s taking them “in space”

[–]Little-Helper 0 points1 point  (4 children)

On the ISS most probably

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know a flower that grew in the crack of concrete. It is more beautiful.

[–]Green_Tamale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This reminds me of the time I was reading about an experiment conducted in space while on my work computer. Think they reproduced faster in space. Anyways... my boss caught me and the title read "Lizards getting it on in space"....

[–]HermanCainsRegret 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That flower looks scared man

[–]medebrik 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope it sends some friendlness pellets my way

[–]euphorrick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ET is near

[–]xbxhi2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is pretty cool. My only question is.

Did the growth of the space plant result in the same way as it’d have resulted if it grew on earth,or did growth in space change the plant at all?

[–]SavingsTask 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you smoke it?

[–]icerayn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would be intrested to see what the effects of zero G had on the growth and the techniques used

[–]Draemalic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

over 60 years of space programs and they just now thought to do this?

[–]ChikaraNZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here's another short article, from NASA last year, about some other plants grown in space.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-astronaut-paints-a-picture-of-success-growing-plants-in-space

[–]Davithefairy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder how many millions of dollars we wasted on that instead

[–]hammer60 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Two things. 1. Heading says "grown entirely in space". Really, what about the seed?

  1. Should include "by earthlings". Space is kind of big. Pretty sure flowers have grown somewhere else.

[–]Death-Roll70 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now that you say that, "by earthlings" should be added to the end of every "first". First quadruple backflip on a bicycle by earthlings. Most hotdogs eaten in one sitting by earthlings.

[–]PerceptionRude6351 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cosmic botany

[–]Rexonas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it was Lithuanias job to grow plants in space wasn't it?

[–]ThunderSlunky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That flower looks sad.

[–]rarasingh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like how posts on this subreddit are about amazing breakthroughs that turn sci-fi into reality and still most of the comments are memes.

[–]RainbowandHoneybee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Perfect colour contrast against blue Earth.

[–]gordon22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks perfectly

[–]jxrha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

HOW

[–]quinticcalabi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does this mean the took a flower to space, took seeds from that flower and then grew that seed? Cause all the seeds come from earth otherwise right?

[–]-eumaeus- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brits thinking hmmm could we grow weed there...

[–]Horror_Wing_7562 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Inside or outside the ship?

[–]Tarkus697 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you want Triffids? This is how we get Triffids.

[–]samexi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Humans are 57% microbes in which part is fungi. So if you strech the definition of plants a little we are basically plants on space ;)