The Moon’s Surface Has Enough Oxygen To Sustain 8 Billion People For 100,000 Years

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Oxygen is found in several minerals, not only in the ground around us, but also on the moon, where the minerals are mostly constructed from similar elements to those on Earth. It has been shown that the rocks and fine dust that cover the moon’s surface (called the regolith) contain oxygen. The Australian Space Agency and NASA have teamed up to collect lunar rocks in the hopes of producing breathable oxygen on the moon. If successful, each cubic metre could keep a human alive for two years. Read full article here

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