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'History' box on Mars makes oxygen at the rate of a tree

‘History’ box on Mars makes oxygen at the rate of a tree

When NASA’s Perseverance rover launched to Mars last year, it brought a small golden box called MOXIE for the Martian oxygen in situ resource utilization experiment. Since then, MOXIE has been making oxygen from thin Martian air. In the journal Science Advances on Wednesday, the team behind the device confirmed that MOXIE has been working …

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'History' box on Mars makes oxygen at the rate of a tree

‘History’ box on Mars makes oxygen at the rate of a tree

When NASA’s Perseverance rover launched to Mars last year, it brought a small golden box called MOXIE for the Martian oxygen in situ resource utilization experiment. Since then, MOXIE has been making oxygen from thin Martian air. In the journal Science Advances on Wednesday, the team behind the device confirmed that MOXIE has been working …

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MOXIE experiment successfully produces oxygen on Mars

This illustration depicts NASA’s Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The instrument reliably produces breathable oxygen from the red planet’s thin atmosphere, day and night, and in all seasons. Nearly 100 million miles from Earth, on a red and dusty Earth’s surface Mars Mars is the second smallest planet in our …

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NASA’s Moxie instrument successfully creates oxygen on Mars

A lunchbox-sized instrument has successfully produced breathable oxygen on Mars, doing the job of a small tree. Since last February, the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, or Moxie, has successfully produced oxygen from the red planet’s carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. The researchers suggest that a scaled-up version of Moxie could be sent to Mars to …

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NASA’s Moxie instrument successfully creates oxygen on Mars

A lunchbox-sized instrument has successfully produced breathable oxygen on Mars, doing the job of a small tree. Since last February, the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, or Moxie, has successfully produced oxygen from the red planet’s carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. The researchers suggest that a scaled-up version of Moxie could be sent to Mars to …

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Perseverance could create as much oxygen as a small tree on Mars

Perseverance could create as much oxygen as a small tree on Mars

As part of NASA’s Perseverance rover mission, the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment — commonly known as MOXIE — has successfully produced oxygen from Mars’ carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere in a series of tests, It will land on Mars in February 2021. Since testing began in April 2021, MOXIE was able to produce oxygen in …

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