Did you know we were making oxygen on Mars?

Originally published at: Did you know we were making oxygen on Mars? | Boing Boing

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Yes.
 

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No. 

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(Gasp) Now I do.

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­ Maybe

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Cool stuff. From what I can figure it looks like at maximum output this only produces about 1/3 of the oxygen that a human would need, but clearly it’s more than enough for the trained gerbils that are driving this thing around Mars.

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I don’t care, as long as it’s not enough for Elon to survive on.

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What does Moxie do with the carbon? Asking for another planet.

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Is this the first act of terraforming we’ve done on another world?!

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Not if you count the fertilizer that we left behind on the moon. There might be a whole crop of space potatoes growing there by now.

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“harmlessly” releases the gas. Uh huh. Sure.

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Regular news story here. Maybe it’s just because I’m reading Kim Stanly Robertson’s Mars trilogy and I played the terraforming Mars video game for a bit recently that it was so visible to me but it seemed pretty mainstream.

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It’s a very slow way to start. They clearly need the prelude cards.

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New band name, Poop on the Moon.

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Nice, but I’d be more impressed if it made toast.

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But I do know that Elon is making a bunch of hot air on Earth about colonizing Mars

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"Remarkable piece of machinery. Completely Automated. You know, we manufacture those, by the way. " --Burke

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<gasping, crawling across surface of Mars in failing space suit>

WHERE?!?

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“Removes contaminants” as if those exist on Mars. WE are the only things “contaminating” Mars. I’m not actually against terraforming the Red Planet, but I expect there are those who do or will. Kim Stanley Robinson’s books, “Red Mars,” “Green Mars” and “Blue Mars” were, in part, about the ethics of altering a planet (or any place, really) for our own convenience.

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