Machine Just Turned Martian Atmosphere Into Pure Oxygen Just Like a Little Tree

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
:cool Maybe the trip to Mars doesn't have to be one-way, after all :cool :pray
God's Creation always has answers to "problems" encountered when exploring its grandeur and majesty :smile

Machine Just Turned Martian Atmosphere Into Pure Oxygen Just Like a Little Tree

By Andy Corbley
Sep 2, 2022

"A small device brought recently to Mars just created breathable oxygen out of the Red Planet’s carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere.

While the Perseverance Rover’s search for life has capitalized most of the headlines, additional equipment brought along like “Moxie” (Mars oxygen in-situ resource utilization experiment) and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, have both been totally successful.

Sustaining a human presence on Mars would require breathable oxygen, which is obviously too much of a burden to transport in cylinders aboard the limited cargo of a spacecraft. Fortunately, scaled up versions of the newly-tested Moxie, which is currently about the size of a school lunchbox, could do the oxygen-emitting work of over 100 trees, and be hooked up directly to a habitation.

“This is the first demonstration of actually using resources on the surface of another planetary body, and transforming them chemically into something that would be useful for a human mission,” said Moxie deputy principal investigator Jeffrey Hoffman.

By the end of 2021, Moxie had been able to continue producing oxygen at consistent rates of 6 grams per hour through day and night, and through a variety of weather conditions. This is about the same as a single grown-up tree.

Along with providing a permanent human settlement on Mars with air, the oxygen can be turned into rocket propellent for return journeys to Earth through a fairly straightforward chemical engineering process."


:thankyou JESUS!!! :thankyou

I can see something like this being used to help clean up greenhouse gases here on earth, if there's a shortage of trees, drought, etc. Or in manufacturing facilities, or smoke stacks in tandem with scrubbers, etc. Or in buildings with Sick Building Syndrome.