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How extraction of Oxygen from lunar regolith makes Moon and Mars Bases possible
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How extraction of Oxygen from lunar regolith makes Moon and Mars Bases possible

Oxygen is a powdery substance is formed via impacts of micrometeorites and can be found covering the whole surface of the moon. Scientists from the University of Glasgow have figured out a way to efficiently extract oxygen from lunar regolith. According to their study published in the science journal Planetary and Space Science entitled “Proving the viability of an electrochemical process for the simultaneous extraction of oxygen and production of metal alloys from lunar regolith”, the scientists worked with the fact that specimens returned from the lunar surface were known to be made up of regolith, which just happens to be 40-45% percent oxygen by mass. The main problem with regolith is that the oxygen is chemically bound in the substance as oxides in the form of glass or minerals....