6 Information about the NASA Explorer to produce oxygen on the surface of Mars


NASA Explorer producedPerseverance Oxygen from carbon dioxide on Mars, which will allow future astronauts who travel to the red planet to breathe easily, and the six-wheeled vehicle is on the surface of Mars to search for signs of ancient life, search for water and collect samples from Martian soil and rocks to return to Earth .

According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, we monitor 5 important information about the process of producing oxygen on Mars for the first time and the tool used in this matter:

1- The explorer contains a set of scientific experiments, including MOXIE, Which is a small golden box-shaped instrument that uses electrolysis technology to generate oxygen.

2- Produce MOXIE 5.4 grams of oxygen in one hour by pulling in carbon dioxide and turning it into the chemical that gives life during its first test on the red planet.

3- This version is capable of producing up to 12 grams of oxygen per hour, or about 288 grams per day, and astronauts on the International Space Station consumes an average of 840 grams of oxygen per day.

4- The process can produce oxygen for future astronauts, as well as it can make pulling huge amounts of oxygen from the Earth to be used as propellant fuel for rockets on the return trip is unnecessary, as oxygen is critical to both rockets and astronauts.

5- Engineers will be conducted MOXIE Now more tests and trying to increase its production, it is designed to be able to generate in excess of 10 grams of oxygen per hour.

6- Designed MOXIE At MIT, they are built with heat-resistant materials such as nickel alloys and are designed to withstand the high temperatures of 1470 degrees Fahrenheit (800 degrees Celsius) required to operate them.


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