• NASA Perseverance Rover Successfully Converts Mars Air Into Breathable Oxygen

    16 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Aside from its main mission of finding signs of ancient life on Mars, NASA 's Perseverance rover has also been busy conducting a series of scientific experiments. According to NASA , the rover recently converted air from the planet's atmosphere into breathable oxygen. Using an instrument dubbed the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment , developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Perseverance was able to produce about five grams of oxygen. The instrument splits oxygen atoms from the carbon dioxide molecules in the air by heating the gas to approximately 1,470 degrees Fahrenheit...
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