Thursday, 6 September 2018

NASA's $1 Million Mars-Settling Challenge: Turn CO2 into Sugar

NASA's $1 Million Mars-Settling Challenge: Turn CO2 into Sugar

If you know your way around a chemistry lab, you could help humanity set up shop on Mars — and make some serious cash in the process. NASA is challenging people throughout the United States to come up with a new and efficient way to convert carbon dioxide into glucose, a simple sugar. CO2 dominates the thin atmosphere of Mars, and energy-rich glucose is a great fuel for microbe-milking "bioreactors" that could manufacture a variety of items for future settlers of the Red Planet, NASA officials said.

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