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NASA’s Perseverance rover has produced pure oxygen on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover has successfully generated breathable oxygen on Mars. The demonstration, carried out by the rover’s MOXIE instrument on April 20, could lay the groundwork for helping future astronauts establish a sustainable colony on the planet. What’s MOXIE and how does it work? Short for Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, it’s a toaster-size…

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NASA Perseverance rover Generates breathable air in the surface of Mars

An instrument on the rover has successfully extracted oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. NASA/JPL-Caltech One day after successfully flying a tiny helicopter on another planet, the team behind NASA’s Perseverance rover achieved another big first on Mars. The vagabonding science lab managed to pull a bit of oxygen out of the Martian atmosphere, which is…

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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.

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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…

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NASA’s Perseverance is Coping with Absurd cold temperatures

When you see images from the surface of Mars it looks a lot like deserts here on Earth. It’s dry and dusty and barren, and on Earth, we associate that kind of environment with extreme heat. On Mars, things are pretty much the exact opposite. The planet’s distance from the Sun combined with its barely-there…

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NASA Perseverance Mars rover investigates ‘odd’ rock, zaps it with a laser

NASA’s Perseverance rover snapped a view of this odd rock on March 28. If you look closely just to the right of center, you can see a series of tiny marks where the rover’s laser zapped it. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU Mars is a haven for meteorites, and it’s always notable when a rover comes across one of…

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Hear the Perseverance Rover Drive Across Mars In These NASA Recordings

A March 7th photo from the Mars rover. NASAEarlier this month, NASA’s Perseverance rover sent over the first audio recordings of the Martian surface, revealing the ghostly sound of Martian wind. Now, NASA has published a recording of the rover’s drive through Mars’ Jezero Crater, giving us an idea of the racket Martians would hear…

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Perseverance rover spots its dust devil on Mars

Home News Science & Astronomy NASA’s newest Mars rover nabbed a significant extraterrestrial sighting when an onboard camera happened to spot a Red Planet dust devil crossing Jezero Crater.Engineers on the Perseverance rover mission saw the whirlwind in the distance of images captured by one of the rover’s cameras as the dust made its way…

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Perseverance Mars Rover Records Sound of Rock-Zapping Laser

NASA’s latest robotic explorer is capturing the snaps, crackles and pops of sizzling stones on the Red Planet — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Perseverance rover has recorded the 1st laser sound on Mars. It’s a ‘snap!’ not a ‘pew!’

The microphone on Perseverance’s SuperCam instrument picked up the gentle whoosh of the Martian wind as well as the not-so-gentle sounds generated by SuperCam’s rock-zapping laser.