China plans to build a robotic outpost on the lunar surface before it sends humans to the moon. Photo: Handout China plans to build a robotic outpost on the lunar surface before it sends humans to the moon. Photo: Handout
China plans to build a robotic outpost on the lunar surface before it sends humans to the moon. Photo: Handout

Chinese scientists say they’ve made a fibre that could be strong enough to build a moon base

  • Team developed high-performance construction material from artificial lunar dust that could potentially be made using volcanic rock on site
  • But they say it is still going through testing, with production process yet to be simulated in space-like environment

Topic |   China science
China plans to build a robotic outpost on the lunar surface before it sends humans to the moon. Photo: Handout China plans to build a robotic outpost on the lunar surface before it sends humans to the moon. Photo: Handout
China plans to build a robotic outpost on the lunar surface before it sends humans to the moon. Photo: Handout
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