Moondust chemistry

Well that’s interesting… A while back, I wrote a post, How to quench your thirst on the Moon, about how to find water for a lunar base, in which I mentioned that no one had really considered obtaining the water chemically from Moon rock. As it happens, I wasn’t entirely correct.

About a month later, Nature News published an article entitled How to breathe on the Moon — about chemically reacting oxygen out of Moon rock. So someone out there clearly is thinking along the same lines. Yay for chemistry!

This looks rather promising. I might have to try and get a copy of the paper and have a closer look!


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Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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