Astronauts eat space salad in a dying universeExpedition 44 made history this week when astronauts dined on space-farmed lettuce aboard the International Space Station. All was well until a study of 200,000 known galaxies revealed that our universe is finite and will someday fade out.
[SOUND] The crew of the International Space Station known as Expedition 44 made history this week when they munched on salad greens that were grown and harvested aboard the orbiting ISS. Crew members have been growing vegetables since May of 2014 aboard the ISS in a small greenhouse known as Veggie As part of the station's Veg-01 experiments. This harvest was from a batch of seeds that were planted on July 8th and were grown for 33 days and were eaten on August 10th by the crew who also became the first space food critics. With these food farming experiments, NASA aims to find out whether or not fresh vegetables have an impact On the physical or psychological health of astronauts. [MUSIC] The experiment is also part of a bigger picture for NASA, who plans on sending astronauts to Mars in the next 15 who will have to be completely self-sufficient and will not be able to rely on resupply missions to the red planet. All this positive space news comes the same week. We learned that our universe is in fact slowly dying a long and tragic death. An international team of researchers carefully studied the energy output of 200,000 galaxies and concluded that those galaxies are currently producing only half the amount of energy they were producing two billion years ago. This means that the universe Will slowly fade out. The study was part of the galaxy and mass assembly survey utilizing seven major telescopes including Nasa's orbiting telescopes and others across the planet Earth. So it is confirmed, the universe is finite. Read more about both of these crave stories at crave.cnet.com. Michelle Star and Amanda Who were the Crave writers. I'm Stephen Beacham. [MUSIC]