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ESA proposes 3D-printed buildings on the Moon

ESA proposes 3D-printed buildings on the Moon

The European Space Agency and London-based architecture firm Foster are exploring the possibility of constructing buildings on the Moon that are 3D printed using lunar soil and inflatable domes. While the soil itself wouldn't be durable enough to be used in structures, scientists have mixed simulated lunar soil with magnesium oxide to produce a more robust solution.

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NASA teams up with ESA on Euclid mission

NASA teams up with ESA on Euclid mission

NASA has announced that it has teamed up with the ESA on the ESA's Euclid mission. The mission involves the creation of a new space telescope designed to investigate the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy within the universe. The Euclid spacecraft is expected to launch in 2020 and its mission will span six years.

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NASA teams with European Space Agency for Orion module

NASA teams with European Space Agency for Orion module

This week the folks at NASA and the European Space Agency have agreed to have the latter group to create the service module for none other than the previously announced Orion space capsule. This capsule is being prepared as a crew vehicle for exploration outside of Earth's orbit, and its first test flight is scheduled for the year 2014.

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Proba-2 satellite records video of Venus solar transit

Proba-2 satellite records video of Venus solar transit

One of the most exciting things for sky watchers to view over the last year was the last solar transit of the planet Venus for over 100 years. The transit occurred yesterday in the United States, and if you forgot to watch, don't worry. A tiny European space satellite took a video that's much better than what you would've been able to see from Earth.

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