Space

An Oxygen Factory On Mars

NASA is drawing up plans to send another rover to Mars in 2020 as a sequel to Curiosity. One of the instruments that will be strapped onto it sounds like a science-fictional bling.

M.O.X.I.E. is a technology that will take in the thin, toxic Martian air, and generate oxygen from the carbon dioxide it in. Not only will it pave the way for a life-support infrastructure to sustain a future human colony on Mars, but it’ll also prove very useful in helping make fuel to enable a spacecraft to take off from Mars.

h/t: GIZMODO

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s