Scientists State They’ve Found a Way to Make Oxygen From Moon Dust

Scientists State Theyve Found a Way to Make Oxygen From Moon Dust


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Scientists Say Theyve Found a Method to Make Oxygen From Moon Dust

Futuris, ^

| 01/17/2020
| Viktor Tangermann

Posted on 01/18/2020 9:14:41 PM PST by BenLurkin

Their prototype system blends simulated lunar regolith — they have yet to shot it with the real thing — with molten calcium chloride salt. The scientists then heat the mixture up to 950 degrees Celsius and run a current through it, releasing oxygen — a procedure called molten salt electrolysis.

The electrolysis procedure has another useful byproduct: metal alloys. The researchers are likewise examining applications to make best usage of these alloys on the Moon.

The team is looking to design a “pilot plant” that might be ran on the Moon by the mid-2020s.

(Excerpt) Read more at futurism. com


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: calciumchloride; elonmusk; falcon9; falconheavy; moon; moondust; oxygen; regolith; spacex; themoon


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posted on
01/18/2020 9:14:41 PM PST
by
BenLurkin


To: BenLurkin

One of these days, Alice . . .


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posted on
01/18/2020 9:17:16 PM PST
by
Jeff Chandler
(BLACK LIVES MAGA)


To: BenLurkin

… heat the mix up to 950 degrees Celsius

Now that’s a technique. I guess they are going to do that by burning all the Moon Coal with the oxygen they make in this procedure.


To: BenLurkin

Cool. All we need is a thorium reactor up there and there will be a consistent source of power to make air and metals. That would go a long method to making a sustainable outpost on the moon. Or mars for that matter.


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posted on
01/18/2020 9:19:22 PM PST
by
Redcitizen
(Tagline not secure.)


To: ProtectOurFreedom

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posted on
01/18/2020 9:20:51 PM PST
by
BenLurkin
(The above is not a declaration of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)


To: BenLurkin

” … … and in associated news, geoscientists have announced that they have effectively transformed Nancy Pelosi’s regolith into a substance identified, ‘old fart dust’. Nevertheless, it is hard to contain, and and can contaminate the environment years after it’s half-life has ended.”


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posted on
01/18/2020 9:25:36 PM PST
by
Viking2002
(Epstein and Ukraine Airlines Flight PS752 didn’t kill themselves. Yeah, I went there.)


To: BenLurkin

Windmills? Sheesh, everybody knows that they will overspeed in the Moon Winds and tear themselves to bits.

Nice attempt, however.



To: BenLurkin

Draper ultimately discovers a rock face cavern for shelter. He figures out how to get the rest of what he requires to make it through: he burns some coal-like rocks for warmth and finds that heating them likewise launches oxygen. This allows him to refill his air tanks with a hand pump and to move around in the thin Martian environment.

Robinson Crusoe on Mars


To: Redcitizen

“and there will be a consistent source of power to make air and metals.”

The just metal your going to get with calcium salts is calcium. Considering that it reacts explosively with H2O, it’s not an ideal structure material.


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01/18/2020 9:31:30 PM PST
by
babygene
(hMake America Great Again)


To: Redcitizen

Until science figures out how to make people (and the microorganisms that live inside people) much more radiation tolerant, there’s no nest on the moon. More sees perhaps … hopefully … however no long term residents.


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posted on
01/18/2020 9:31:51 PM PST
by
jz638


To: BenLurkin


To: babygene

Well, it’s not like it rains every day up there.



To: yesthatjallen

Saw that film at the theater when it was first realeased. It all seemed practical to me at the time.


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01/18/2020 9:41:11 PM PST
by
BenLurkin
(The above is not a declaration of truth. It is either viewpoint or satire. Or both.)


To: jz638

Lava tubes. Like the Selenites.


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posted on
01/18/2020 9:42:00 PM PST
by
BenLurkin
(The above is not a statement of truth. It is either viewpoint or satire. Or both.)


To: ProtectOurFreedom

Windmills? Sheesh,

impossible, peta will protest the killing of lunar wildlife simply like they have here.

… oh, wait …

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posted on
01/18/2020 9:42:16 PM PST
by
867V309
(Lock Her Up)


To: BenLurkin

Lots of hydrogen in the solar wind captured on the Moon.
Oxygen has a natural ‘collector’ there.

Water is a really helpful compound.


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posted on
01/18/2020 9:47:07 PM PST
by
mrsmith
(Dumb sluts (M / F) : Lifeline of the Media, Foundation of the Democrat/RINO Celebration!)


To: jz638

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posted on
01/18/2020 9:48:30 PM PST
by
mrsmith
(Dumb sluts (M / F) : Lifeblood of the Media, Foundation of the Democrat/RINO Party!)


To: mrsmith

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posted on
01/18/2020 10:25:51 PM PST
by
Fungi


To: Fungi

I’m sure an idiot could beverage a cool glass of water and reject its’ existence LOL!

Idiots have their own … whatever.


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posted on
01/18/2020 10:36:15 PM PST
by
mrsmith
(Dumb sluts (M / F) : Lifeline of the Media, Foundation of the Democrat/RINO Party!)


To: babygene

Calcium does not respond explosively with water.


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posted on
01/18/2020 10:41:09 PM PST
by
Crazieman
(Civil war is near certain now.)


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