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Femtosecond laser surface ablation is applied to selectively remove stressed film regions on the mirror substrate, correcting the shape of the mirror’s reflective surface (Image: Heng Zuo, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research)

Femtosecond laser micromachining optimises x-ray telescope mirror fabrication

Such telescopes are used to capture high-energy cosmic events involved in forming new stars and supermassive black holes

Buildings, launch pads and roads could be built out of moon dust melted with a laser, turning the lunar surface into a vital outpost for further space exploration. (Image: Team SEArch+/Apis Cor)

AI-assisted laser 3D printing to create moon-base infrastructure

On-site fabrication could save enormous transportation costs and be a crucial factor in advancing the exploration of the moon and space

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