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Fig. 1: Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov priming the Optimization of Root Zone Substrates (ORZS) experiment.

Fig. 2: Detailed drawing of the ORZS gas diffusion cell.

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Soil physics addresses physical properties and processes of soil and porous medium systems. Properties such as texture, structure, density, surface area, and aggregate stability are addressed along with water-content and potential leading to the water retention character of soil. Processes involving transport of heat, solutes, gasses and of course water are characterized and modeled.