NASA extracts breathable oxygen from thin Martian air

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    #NASA has logged another extraterrestrial first on its latest mission to #Mars: converting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into pure, breathable #oxygen, the US space agency said on Wednesday. The unprecedented extraction of oxygen, literally out of thin air on Mars, was achieved Tuesday by an experimental device aboard Perseverance, a six-wheeled science rover that landed on the Red Planet Feb. 18 after a seven-month journey from Earth.

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