Scientists Plan to Harvest Resources on Mars with Plasma

Illustration of astronauts and human habitat on the planet Mars. Maybe one day this concept can be realized thanks to plasma technology for processing local resources to produce products on Mars.—An international research team has discovered a plasma-based way to produce and separate oxygen in the Martian environment. This is a complementary approach to NASA’s Mars In-Situ Oxygen Resource Utilization Experiment, or MOXIE. Which can produce a high rate of molecular production per kilogram of instrumentation sent into space. Such systems could play an important … Read more