Traveling on the Moon is not the safest endeavor with not only its rough terrain but also the fine dust particles that pose a hazard due to their low-gravity suspension. Research suggests that lunar regolith could be transformed into safe roads using a powerful lens.

The European Space Agency's 'PAVER' project explored melting regolith with focused light for lunar paving. Engineer Juan‑Carlos Ginés‑Palomares led this effort at Aalen University in Germany.

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