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PERSEVERANCE ROVER CONVERTED CARBON DIOXIDE INTO OXYGEN

PERSEVERANCE ROVER CONVERTED CARBON DIOXIDE INTO OXYGEN

Context

Recently, the Perseverance rover of Mars 2020 Mission of NASA converted carbon dioxide into oxygen.

Details

  • This is the 1st time this has been accomplished on another planet.
  • This was accomplished by MOXIE, an instrument set on the front side of the rover.

What is MOXIE?

  • MOXIE = Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilisation Experiment. It is a golden box set on the front side of the rover.
  • MOXIE utilizes electricity and chemistry to split carbon molecules into carbon and oxygen and produces carbon monoxide as a by-product.

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