NASA Scientists Extract Oxygen From Simulated Moon Dirt

In a groundbreaking step towards establishing a human presence on the Moon , NASA extracted oxygen from simulated lunar soil in a “dirty” chamber with similar conditions to the Moon’s environment. During a recent test at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, scientists were able to produce oxygen from the soil in a vacuum environment for the first time, the space agency announced on Tuesday. Soil on the Moon contains compounds that could potentially be used to produce oxygen with the help of radiation from the Sun. In order to test that out, a team of scientists from NASA’s […]

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