They successfully passed a rover device (also shown in our opening image) called MOXIE, which produced oxygen at about 800 ° C on the red planet. Not much, but it is also a significant achievement.

NASA has activated the Mars Oxygen In-situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) for Mars to obtain oxygen to produce Six-wheeled robot on the red planet.

According to the US Space Agency, the atmosphere on Mars is 96 percent carbon dioxide. MOXIE acts to separate oxygen atoms from carbon dioxide molecules and release the resulting end product, which in this case is carbon monoxide in the atmosphere.

The conversion process is taking place at around 800 ° C, which has taken NASA a long time to plan. Engineers were to assemble the roughly toaster-shaped MOXIE in such a way that it contained this heat and did not have enough heat to damage the firmness cover. MOXIE is not a disposable instrument, it is also found in the orbit of Mars.

NASA said that MOXIE produced about 5 grams of oxygen in its first (fast) test, which is estimated to be sufficient for a person for about 10 minutes. (Under normal circumstances, the instrument also produced 10 grams.) However, MOXIE is not yet producing the amount needed to survive – at least because no one has. Therefore NASA is mainly looking at the accuracy of the method.

The means is – A. For small drones Likewise, it will not rest in the period ahead, and it will attempt to produce oxygen on the Martians at least nine times over the next two Earth years. Some experiments are planned to be carried out by NASA at other times of the day or weather.

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