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Figuring Out How To Breathe the Moon’s Regolith – Universe Today

Oxygen ranks right up there as one of the most important resources for use in space exploration.  Not only is it a critical component of rocket fuel, it’s also…

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Oxygen ranks right up there as one of the most important resources for use in space exploration.  Not only is it a critical component of rocket fuel, its also necessary for astronauts to breathe anywhere outside Earths atmosphere.  Availability of this abundant resource isnt a problem – its widely available throughout the solar system.  One place it is particularly prevalent is lunar regolith, the thin material layer that makes up the moons surface.  The difficulty comes from one of the quirks of…

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