There are dozens of studies and breakthroughs about Mars. The experiment called MOXIE (Mars Oxygen In-situ Resource Utilization Experiment), especially when we often refer to the names NASA and SpaceX with Mars, has come very close to its purpose. The MOXIE experiment is part of the Perseverance mission, and possible outcomes have emerged.
REACHED THE DESIRED NUMBERS IN OXYGEN PRODUCTION
In a study published in the journal Science Advances, researchers announced that by the end of 2021, MOXIE was able to produce oxygen in seven experimental studies, in a variety of atmospheric conditions, including day and night, and during different Martian seasons.
As stated in the study, the device successfully achieved its goal of producing 6 grams of oxygen per hour.
Researchers working on a more advanced version of MOXIE say that oxygen at the level that hundreds of trees can produce can be produced in a shorter time with this improved version. The high-capacity system in question should both produce enough oxygen to keep humans afloat once they reach Mars, and provide fuel to send astronauts back to Earth.
The MOXIE experiment has so far been very promising and important initiatives. This signals that much better results will emerge in the future of the project.