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NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task. The test took place April 20, the 60th Martian day, or sol, since the mission landed Feb. 18.

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Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars and sent back its first images

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Mars Rover Includes Utah Company’s Tech That Could Convert Carbon Dioxide To Oxygen

A Utah company is in the spotlight thanks to its revolutionary technology that’s aboard NASA’s latest Mars rover. The tech from Salt Lake City-based OxEon Energy could change the way humans explore the universe.

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