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How NASA Can Melt the Moon: A Closer Look at Bringing 3D Printing to Mars

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(Image credit- Freethink) On Mars, NASA intends to erect a structure. With the use of 3D printing, it hopes to achieve another space-related achievement. As part of the forthcoming Martian adventure, the international space agency will launch a four-person mission in June that will spend a year inside a 3D-printed structure.

How Does NASA Burn Up the Regolith?

In an effort to build plants on Mars and the moon, NASA is getting ready to bring a four-person team inside a 3D-printed structure. Building something on a strange terrain is by no means simple, particularly if an astronaut must first overcome some obstacles. Obviously, as the field of space exploration is developing quickly, researchers should consider practical approaches to creating landing pads on the moon's surface. The reports claim that a group of scientists from the University of Central Florida developed a fantastic idea to melt the lunar dirt. It will be simpler and more affordable to build lunar landing pads using microwaves. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1500"]How NASA Can Melt Moon: An In-Depth Look to Bringing 3D Printing to Mars | Tech Times Image credit- Tech Times[/caption] NASA intends for this mission to serve as the launch pad for a larger mission in the future. This is "strategically important" for the country given that trials are expected to take place in a different environment in light of the escalating cost of space resources. Using the regolith already present on the moon will save a ton of money compared to the pricey shipment of supplies and equipment from Earth. They will be easier to use for a longer period of time if they are 3D printed in bite-sized layers. Also read: Why does Blue Origin seek to convert lunar regolith—also known as moon dust—to solar power cells? The initial stage in 3D printing, according to Jennifer Edmunson, team leader of MMPACT, is melting the regolith using microwaves. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2240"]How NASA plans to melt the Moon—and build on Mars | Ars Technica Image credit- Ars Technica[/caption] In order to protect the astronauts from potential risks, Edmunson stresses that the construction should be autonomous. Building on the Moon Can Be Risky Because Earth's gravity is greater than that of the moon, astronauts must first master this obstacle before beginning any construction. According to the reports, a number of things can go wrong if the process isn't carried out correctly. Because moonquakes can occur at any time, the approach may also be affected by unusual temperature fluctuations. Additionally, moondust has the ability to obstruct machine parts, which might lead to hardware issues. These particles can also be inhaled by astronauts, who may have symptoms resembling hay fever. It may seem promising to construct a new planetary home for the inhabitants in this ambitious scheme. If NASA wants to advance space exploration, it must carefully consider how to carry it out in order to avoid errors that could impede the entire process.  

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