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  • Perseverance rover just made oxygen on Mars

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    (CNN)The Perseverance rover may be parked at an overlook to capture any flights by the Ingenuity helicopter over the next two weeks, but it's not wasting any of its time on Mars.

    The rover on Tuesday successfully converted some of the plentiful carbon dioxide on Mars into oxygen as a first test of its MOXIE instrument. The name MOXIE is short for Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment.
    After warming up for about two hours, MOXIE produced 5.4 grams of oxygen. This is enough to sustain an astronaut for about 10 minutes.

    The instrument is about the size of a toaster, and it's a technology demonstration installed on the rover. If this experiment is successful, it could assist with human exploration of Mars in the future.


    More at: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/world/ma ... index.html
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    Perseverance rover just made oxygen on Mars

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    (CNN)The Perseverance rover may be parked at an overlook to capture any flights by the Ingenuity helicopter over the next two weeks, but it's not wasting any of its time on Mars.

    The rover on Tuesday successfully converted some of the plentiful carbon dioxide on Mars into oxygen as a first test of its MOXIE instrument. The name MOXIE is short for Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment.
    After warming up for about two hours, MOXIE produced 5.4 grams of oxygen. This is enough to sustain an astronaut for about 10 minutes.

    The instrument is about the size of a toaster, and it's a technology demonstration installed on the rover. If this experiment is successful, it could assist with human exploration of Mars in the future.


    More at: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/world/ma ... index.html


    Also could be used in a bigger form to possibly over time terra form, get Oxygen, get a greenhouse and plants going, start changing the atmosphere, they say they have water there, just need to start creating a Ozone to shield from radiation and other things. All that would start warming up the planet trapping gasses and heat.
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