Aug 15, 2022

Making oxygen with magnets could help astronauts breathe easy

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A potentially better way to make oxygen for astronauts in space using magnetism has been proposed by an international team of scientists, including a University of Warwick chemist.

The conclusion is from new research on magnetic phase separation in microgravity published in npj Microgravity by researchers from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, University of Colorado Boulder and Freie Universität Berlin in Germany.

Keeping astronauts breathing aboard the International Space Station and other is a complicated and costly process. As humans plan future missions to the Moon or Mars better technology will be needed.

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