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Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere
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Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere
https://www.npr.org/2021/04/22/989797337...atmosphere

Quote:After making the first powered flight on another world, NASA's Mars 2020 mission has managed another key first that could pave the way for future astronauts by making breathable oxygen out of the wispy Martian air.

NASA announced that an instrument aboard the rover had successfully extracted carbon dioxide from the atmosphere on Mars and then electrochemically split oxygen atoms from carbon dioxide molecules.

The Martian atmosphere is about 95% carbon dioxide. The remainder is mostly nitrogen and argon.

The feat, announced Wednesday, is considered vital to any long-term stay for humans on Mars, as bringing an ample supply of oxygen from Earth would likely prove impractical. It came ahead of a second successful test of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter after its historic maiden flight on Monday.


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Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere
Wasn't this the plot of that Schwarzenegger movie "Total Recall"?
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Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere
(04-24-2021, 03:46 AM)Minimalist Wrote: Wasn't this the plot of that Schwarzenegger movie "Total Recall"?

Needs more aliens. And a reason to have such a machine for the aliens who built it.
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Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere
I'm sure the republiKKKunts would be delighted to send some there.

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: sigh:
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(04-24-2021, 04:09 PM)Minimalist Wrote: I'm sure the republiKKKunts would be delighted to send some there.

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Probably more like creating a colony for criminals and outcasts.
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Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere
(04-24-2021, 04:14 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: : sigh:

What're you, some kinda RepubliKKKunt? Let's rough 'em up, boys...

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Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere
What do RepubliKKKunts lack? Perseverance and ingenuity. Wink
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