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Perseverance Extracts Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere

Perseverance, NASA’s six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, converted 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 on April 20, the 60 days after the mission landed on MMars on 18 Feb. 

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