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3D printing with Mars dust? It’s not as silly as it sounds

A team of researchers from Washington State University (WSU) has turned a simulated version of Mars rock into a “high-performance material” that can be fed into a 3D printer.

In a blog post (opens in new tab)the academics explained that the development could make it possible to manufacture essential tools and rocket parts on Mars itself, solving a variety of problems associated with the need to transport heavy payloads to the Red Planet.