We are getting closer to being able to live on the red planet thanks to an amazing achievement made by the Perseverance rover on Mars.

Breathing on Mars is now nearly difficult for humans.

Ninety-five percent of the atmosphere of the planet is composed of carbon dioxide, with the remaining three percent being nitrogen, one-sixth of it argon, and trace amounts of oxygen, carbon monoxide, water, methane, and other gases.

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Mars has comparatively thin air in comparison to Earth.

Without a space helmet, your chances of surviving on the planet are barely two minutes, according to Science ABC.

However, the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) was carried by the Perseverance rover when it landed on Mars.

This gadget, which is about the size of a microwave, has been used to investigate “potential methods for future explorers to produce oxygen from the Martian atmosphere for breathing and burning fuel.”

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It is limited to one hour of operation per experiment, however it can produce up to 9.9 grams of oxygen every hour.

When MOXIE operated at maximum efficiency, it produced 12 grams of oxygen per hour.

NASA was far surpassed by this.

The MOXIE has produced enough oxygen during the course of the mission to last a small dog for ten hours since it began two years ago.

122 grams of the gas were produced from Mars’ atmosphere overall.

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NASA’s director of technology demonstrations, Trudy Kortes, said in a statement, “We are proud to have supported a breakthrough technology like MOXIE that could turn local resources into useful products for future exploration missions.”

The demonstration of this technique under practical circumstances has brought us one step closer to a day when astronauts will be able to “live off the land” on the Red Planet.

On August 7, the MOXIE research conducted its last test. The researchers are expecting to extract the data and use it to advance the technology.

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy stated, “MOXIE’s outstanding performance demonstrates that it is feasible to extract oxygen from Mars’ atmosphere – oxygen that could help supply breathable air or rocket propellant to future astronauts.” “To build a long-term lunar presence, create a robust lunar economy, and enable an initial human exploration campaign to Mars, we must develop technologies that allow us to use resources on both the Moon and Mars.”


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