November 16, 2023
According to scientists at Aalen University in Germany, landing pads and roads can be constructed on the moon by melting lunar soil with the help of sunlight. Lunar dust has sharp edges, which often inflict damage on instruments of exploration and may also pose a threat to astronauts on space missions. To address this issue, scientists have proposed the construction of roads and landing pads on the lunar surface. In their experiment, they liquefied a lunar soil substitute known as EAC-1A using laser beams that simulated sunlight and successfully produced robust slabs. Scientists intend to replicate this technique on the moon using a large lens designed to concentrate sunlight.
Did You Know?
Lunar dust is as sharp as small pieces of glass and can be harmful to humans if inhaled.