Mars Latest News in Hindi: It is so cold on Mars that it is difficult to even think about life. There is a lot of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere here. In such a situation, this success matters a lot.
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Mars planet As soon as the name of the name comes, the discussion starts there about the possibility of life. But red Planet But the temperature and the atmosphere are very difficult. Due to the lack of oxygen on this planet, it is difficult to even think about life. But the good news is that now breathing seems to be possible here. In fact, even before humans reached the Red Planet, a device sent by us has started working. A lunchbox-sized device is succeeding in producing oxygen on Mars. This device produced oxygen 7 times last year, setting a new record.
The Perseverance rover in Jajero Crater is one of the most successful missions sent from Earth. This rover is using a lunchbox sized device. Its name is MOXIE, which is also succeeding in producing oxygen on Mars. It is like the only tree growing on a barren land. The features of MOXIE (Mars Oxygen in Situ Resource Utilization Experiment) have been described in a research paper. This device is continuously generating oxygen even in an atmosphere filled with carbon dioxide.
so much oxygen every hour
MOXIE is carrying out its work well from the crater, avoiding the severe cold falling on Mars. It is being able to generate the highest air density on cold nights. The good thing is that the more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mars, the more oxygen this device will make. This 17.1 kg device is producing about 10 grams of oxygen every hour. Giving information about this in its blog, Jet Propulsion Laboratory has written that while preparing for Mars, we were extra careful because the atmosphere there is very difficult. This time we made a little extra effort and now it is producing about 10.5 grams of oxygen every hour.
So humans will be able to breathe
The laboratory has written that if we are able to double the amount of oxygen that is being produced now, then humans will be able to breathe here. The blog further wrote, ‘We have a long way to go so that we can produce 2 to 3 kg of oxygen. If we want to send 4 to 5 astronauts to Mars, then we have to make a lot of propellants. To make MOXIE a success, we will have to develop oxygen generation technology in orbit itself in the future.