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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:07 PM

NASA Perseverance rover pulls breathable oxygen from air on Mars

Source: CNET

A golden, toaster-size device pulls oxygen from the Martian atmosphere, which is about 96% carbon dioxide.

A day after flying a tiny helicopter on another planet, the team behind NASA's Perseverance rover achieved another big first on Mars. The vagabonding science lab managed to pull a bit of oxygen out of the Martian atmosphere, which is about 96% carbon dioxide.

The rolling robot carries an experimental instrument about the size of a toaster called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, known as Moxie, and on Tuesday it succeeded in peeling the oxygen atoms off molecules of carbon dioxide to create oxygen.

"This is a critical first step at converting carbon dioxide to oxygen on Mars," Jim Reuter, associate administrator of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, said in a statement. "MOXIE has more work to do, but the results from this technology demonstration are full of promise as we move toward our goal of one day seeing humans on Mars."

Read more: https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-perseverance-rover-pulls-breathable-oxygen-from-air-on-mars/



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turbinetree Apr 22 OP
Lars39 Apr 22 #1
wcmagumba Apr 22 #2
5X Apr 22 #3
OneCrazyDiamond Apr 22 #4
central scrutinizer Apr 22 #5
turbinetree Apr 22 #6
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canuckledragger Apr 22 #8
Mad Kirrua Apr 22 #9
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:12 PM

1. Wow!

Never thought I'd read that in my lifetime.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:15 PM

2. Cool, it'll take a few "toasters" to terraform that place...nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:28 PM

3. Crap! Now Perseverance is going to rust.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:32 PM

4. 5.37 grams of oxygen in an hour

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:32 PM

5. +1 for MOXIE

Best acronym ever!

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:40 PM

6. Agreed .......................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:15 PM

7. Awesome! Begin the terraforming!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 08:25 PM

8. Here's an idea for an experiment

Outfit one of these Rovers with something that mimics normal breathing, keep it going the whole time and use the logged results to create something like a 'breathing map' guide for future pioneers.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 08:59 PM

9. "MOXIE has more work to do. . ."

 

Ah , yeah, no kidding. Maybe we should be making oxygen here. For Earthlings.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:08 AM

10. Remarkable news!

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