Water may be more oxygen-rich than on previous assumptions on Mars. It is theoretically sufficient for the support of oxygen breathing. This is revealed in the new research, in which challenging traditional beliefs about the possibility of habitat on the red planet has been challenged.
A team headed by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have calculated that if liquid water is present on Mars (in some special circumstances), then it may contain more oxygen than the previous assumption.
This research has been published in the journal Nature Geo science. According to this research report, the amount of oxygen can theoretically be more than the required limit for normal oxygen respiration.