Evidence has been found that Mars, billions of kilometers from Earth, has enough oxygen to support life. This performance has been done by the Perseverance Rover spacecraft sent by NASA.
- The Perseverance Rover collected 5.37 grams of oxygen from the atmosphere filled with carbon dioxide on Mars.
- The toaster-shaped device in the rover did this.
- The full name of this device is Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXI).
- Jim Reuter, Administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate – The atmosphere on Mars is very light and thin.
- Collecting oxygen from an atmosphere filled with carbon dioxide is a very complex process. But Moxie did just that.
- If astronauts are given this oxygen, they can last for at least 10 minutes.
- If astronauts want to stay on Mars for a year, they will need 1000 kilograms of oxygen. Reference : E-Paper lokmat