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O 8

Abundance: 0.13% (atmosphere)

Oxygen (periodic table symbol: O8) is a chemical element that can be found in the atmosphere and in several minerals on Mars.

Alga producing oxygen

Relevance for life

The metabolism of human beings, animals and various microbes depends on oxygen. The atmosphere of Mars contains only 0.2 % oxygen, which is not enough to support animal or human life.


Oxygen can be produced

Related Articles

Oxygenlunarp on Lunarpedia.