(ORDO NEWS) — The lack of oxygen in a hostile environment for humans is one of the biggest obstacles to space travel.
Cyanobacteria have the ability to absorb carbon dioxide and convert it into oxygen. This could be useful for living organisms in space, writes The Sun.
Experts noted the complexity of space travel in many aspects, but the lack of oxygen in a hostile environment for humans is one of the biggest obstacles.
Scientists have noticed that the problem of lack of oxygen can be solved by cyanobacteria, which produce it from carbon dioxide. In this regard, experts described the ability of a person to breathe in space.
“Cyanobacteria can use the gases available in the Martian atmosphere, at low total pressure, as a source of carbon and nitrogen,” explained astrobiologist Cyprien Verso. Previously, scientists advised against inhaling lunar dust.
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