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Perseverance makes oxygen on Mars for the first time

NASA being installed in the Perseverance rover

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has notched up another first by extracting oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. On April 20, 2021, the toaster-sized Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) converted carbon dioxide into about 5.4 grams of oxygen, which may one day help astronauts live off the land on the Red Planet.

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