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How to build Moon roads using focused beams of sunlight

A view of the laser spot creating interlocking structures within a test powder bed.

Researchers tried melting the simulated Moon dust into slabs of different shapes that could be fitted together to make a paved surface. Credit: PAVER Consortium

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