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Building blocks: ESA study find human urine could be used to make concrete on the moon
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Building blocks: ESA study find human urine could be used to make concrete on the moon

The main ingredient in “lunar concrete” would be a powdery soil found on the moon’s surface known as lunar regolith.

NASA locks down four potential landing sites on asteroid Bennu to collect samples
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NASA locks down four potential landing sites on asteroid Bennu to collect samples

The collection of samples is slated for 2020, with the spacecraft expected to return by September 2023.

NASA to study untouched Moon samples from Apollo missions for first time
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NASA to study untouched Moon samples from Apollo missions for first time

The samples were vacuum-sealed on the Moon & brought to Earth by Apollo 17 astronauts 50 years ago.

NASA scientists observe water molecules hopping about on the surface of the moon
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NASA scientists observe water molecules hopping about on the surface of the moon

The LRO observed a layer of lunar surface water that was mere molecules thick, from orbit.

Mystery of swirls on Moon may finally have an answer — they're formed by solar wind
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Mystery of swirls on Moon may finally have an answer — they're formed by solar wind

Swirls on the moon seem to be a kind of sunburn from how solar wind & the crust magnetic field interact.

Moon's surface acts like a 'chemical factory' that can produce water: NASA
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Moon's surface acts like a 'chemical factory' that can produce water: NASA

Silica in space — whether on the Moon or as space dust — can be used to synthesize water: Researcher.

Colonising the moon: A story of dust, bricks and a printer to build a lunar village
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Colonising the moon: A story of dust, bricks and a printer to build a lunar village

Pink Floyd famously sang of not wanting to be a brick in the wall. Could that change soon?

Solar storms can vaporise soil in regions on the moon never reached by sunlight: Nasa study
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Solar storms can vaporise soil in regions on the moon never reached by sunlight: Nasa study

The dielectric breakdowns can pulverise the regolith, vaporising or melting the rock and sand, and even causing the material to blow up.