Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)

Published on September 03, 2022
Current Context: Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) has produced the first instance of the utilization of resources in a planet’s atmosphere to meet human needs.
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
  • It was made by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was sent to Mars by NASA's Perseverance.
  • It produces Oxygen by splitting the captured Carbon Dioxide, similar to the photosynthesis performed by green leaves.
  • According to NASA, MOXIE produced six grams of oxygen per hour, similar to a moderate-sized tree.
  • The researchers are hopeful that a version of the instrument approximately 100 times larger than MOXIE could potentially create breathable oxygen for future astronauts who visit Mars.
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    • NASA was founded in 1958 with its headquarters in Washington DC. It is the central space agency of the US that is responsible for space research and civil space programs.


Ques. MOXIE, which was recently in news, was made by which university?

A. Oxford University
B. Harvard University
C. IIT Delhi

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