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Chinese scientist find lunar soil can generate oxygen and fuel

International Business Times | 06/05/2022 04:22 PM | Click to read full article

Observation of lunar soil brought back by China's Chang'e 5 spacecraft has shown that soil on the moon contains active compounds that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and fuels, according to scientists.

The team at Nanjing University in China found the sample contains compounds - including iron-rich and titanium-rich substances - that could work as a catalyst to make desired products such as oxygen using sunlight and carbon dioxide.