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NASA has created oxygen from the atmosphere of Mars, will the dream of colonizing now come true?



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The MOXIE instrument sent to Mars succeeded in producing oxygen
This machine produces oxygen at approximately 10.5 grams per hour
NASA regards the feat of producing oxygen on Mars as a medal

Washington, On Mars, we will no longer need to transport oxygen from Earth. The American space agency NASA has managed to manufacture oxygen from the atmosphere of Mars itself. According to NASA, with the help of Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE), scientists have started producing oxygen on Mars itself. With this oxygen, the availability of oxygen for astronauts on future Mars missions will come from the atmosphere of the house itself.

how to succeed
In fact, winter is at its peak on Mars. According to NASA, due to the formation of relatively high atmospheric pressure on cold nights, the MOXIE sent to Mars managed to produce oxygen. MOXIE managed to produce more oxygen by producing more carbon dioxide than by producing at the highest air density due to cold. Currently, this machine produces oxygen at approximately 10.5 grams per hour.

Can humans survive with so much oxygen?
According to scientists, a human needs oxygen at the rate of 21 grams per hour to survive. This means that twice as much oxygen as this machine produces is enough to keep a human being alive. NASA plans to produce oxygen on Mars as a tag.

still a long way
To sustain a human crew of four to six astronauts from the surface of Mars and in orbit, NASA will need to produce 2 to 3 kilograms of oxygen per hour. Although the machine is currently working in the initial stage, but according to NASA, the advanced version of this machine can achieve this. To produce that much oxygen, 25 kW of power would be needed, and MOXIE only produces 100 watts of power, so NASA believes the advanced version can achieve this. Currently, only about 10% of the energy generated is used to generate oxygen. The remaining air is consumed to operate the collector compressor.