Video: We asked a NASA technologist – is there oxygen on Mars?

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Is there oxygen on Mars? Technically yes, but it's nothing like the amount we have on Earth. So breathing is out of the question. However, there is a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2) on Mars.

Now, a new technology—MOXIE—has proven that we can convert Martian CO2 into for use by future explorers. NASA engineer Asad Aboobaker tells us more.

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