Bacteria could fuel future missions to Mars | Digital Trends Spanish



In a historic event, the Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars. This important NASA mission could serve as a starting point to allow space exploration on that planet.

However, reaching the Martian surface presents a series of obstacles and challenges; one of the most important is the transfer of supplies for astronauts, especially those that allow their survival, such as food.

The most important thing is to achieve some autonomy in the production of food, due to the distance from Earth and the trip, which lasts for several months.

Mission planners are looking for ways to live outside our planet by finding a way to grow food on Mars using nitrogen and carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere.

The progress

A team of astrobiologists from the Center for Applied Space Technology (ZARM) at the University of Bremen has grown cyanobacteria at low pressure using only Martian materials.

The researchers specifically targeted Anabaena cyanobacteria, which are capable of producing oxygen for life support systems and fixing atmospheric nitrogen to sugars, amino acids, and other nutrients that could support growing food from microorganisms or other crops. .

This would demonstrate the possibility that future astronauts can grow their own food, as well as other resources on the red planet.

The authors even manufactured a bioreactor to recreate conditions on Earth’s neighboring planet.

“We want to move from this proof of concept to a system that can be used efficiently on Mars … But our results will help guide the design of a Martian farming system,” the scientists say.

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