Antarctica is getting a farm that can grow produce even when it's -100 degrees Fahrenheit outside - take a look

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Antarctica is getting a farm that can grow produce even when it's -100 degrees Fahrenheit outside - take a look

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German Aerospace Center scientist Paul Zabel inside Eden-ISS.

Antarctica's nonstop winters make it impossible to grow food outdoors. Fruits and vegetables are instead shipped long distances from overseas, just a few times per year.

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But engineers at the German Aerospace Center (GAC) will soon build a high-tech farm that will allow Antarcticans to harvest produce.

The farm will feature a year-round greenhouse that can grow food for researchers at the Neumayer III polar station on the Ekstrom Ice Shelf.

Called the Eden-ISS, the farm exists inside a climate-controlled shipping container. The greenhouse relies on a technique called vertical farming, in which food grows on trays or hanging modules under LEDs instead of natural sunlight.

Take a look at the farm, which will come to Antarctica in October, below.

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