Oxygen on Mars, NASA has achieved great success
Oxygen on Mars, NASA has achieved great success.
Washington (Web Desk) - The US space agency NASA has succeeded in producing oxygen, an essential element for life on the Red Planet. According to details, NASA's space mission Perseverance on Mars has succeeded in producing oxygen from carbon dioxide. On April 20, the Presence Mars Rover collected carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere and converted it into breathable oxygen.
This feat of NASA's modern and new spacecraft
The six-wheeled robot completed its 60th day on Mars. The mission landed on Mars on February 18. The main purpose of NASA's mission is to find traces of life on Mars. At the same time, the spacecraft is being used for other scientific experiments. Considering that NASA's atmosphere is full of carbon dioxide, a toaster (toast heating machine) on the spacecraft to meet this goal. One such device, called MOXIE, is the Mars Oxygen Incentive Resource Utilization Experiment.
The device separated oxygen atoms from carbon dioxide molecules, and heated the gas to about 1470 degrees Fahrenheit to produce carbon monoxide. During the first experiment with this device, 5 grams of oxygen Developed, allowing an astronaut to breathe in his space suit for up to 10 minutes, NASA says the success of the experiment has provided a new source for future missions, especially missions involving humans in rockets to Mars. Will be sent to, where they will need oxygen.
NASA says a rocket carrying 4 humans to Mars will need to send 55,000 pounds of oxygen, but it is not possible to send such a large amount of oxygen to Mars, so this new technology will help the Red Planet for future missions. Detection will be easier. Note that this is the first time that oxygen has been successfully produced somewhere outside the Earth. The mission is actually searching for traces of microbial life on Mars, which existed on Mars 3 billion years ago, when the fourth planet in the solar system was warmer, damper and potentially more conducive to life than the sun. Yes, scientists have expressed hope for that.