Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Rover instrument creates breathable oxygen on Mars

A device on NASA’s Perseverance rover split carbon dioxide molecules into their component parts, creating about 10 minutes’ worth of breathable oxygen, ScienceNews reports. It was also enough oxygen to make tiny amounts of rocket fuel. The instrument, called MOXIE (Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment), is about the size of a toaster. Its job is to break oxygen atoms off carbon dioxide, the primary component of Mars’ atmosphere.

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Prosecutors push election angle in Trump ‘hush money’ case

(Al Jazeera Media Network) It is a blockbuster legal case, set to dominate headlines for weeks to come. On Monday, Donald Trump has become the...

Iran attack ‘will be met with response,’ says Israeli army chief

(BBC News) Israel has vowed to respond to Iran's attack on Saturday and is considering its next steps, the country's army chief says. Tehran launched...