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NASA will build a planet through a 3D printer

NASA will build a planet through an advanced 3D printer and an engineering system that goes beyond anything human has ever achieved.

Research in recent decades agrees that planet Earth has a limited life due to finite resources, increasing pollution and environmental alteration by man or possible random cosmic catastrophes, but also agree that this will not occur in the short Nor medium term.

In this way, NASA has wanted to look ahead to the future to be prepared when that time comes and has been laying the foundation of this preventive project, baptized New Earth for two decades.

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FotoModel of one of the robots that will use the 3D printer. Source: NASA

The idea is to use part of the Earth’s crust, mixed with self-replicating synthetic material to create a new planet, modeled from a supercomputer controlled from Earth and built in space using a complex 3D printer Made up of thousands of robots.

To bring the material into space, a large diameter tube of one end will be used at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the other at the International Space Station. Em>, ISS , in space.

Additional details of the New Earth project.

The material and the dimensions of the tube and how they are going to propel the necessary material into space is classified information, but it is known that they will use compounds that will be able to cross the atmosphere without problems and remain undisturbed over time. Stability, for its part, would be achieved thanks to robust anchor points at the ends and long-range drones located every 500 meters.

As for the propulsion to move the material, it seems to be achieved by creating zero gravity fields inside the tube and huge suction pumps coupled to the ISS.


FotoAstronauts in the ISS already working in the coupling module. Source: NASA

It is known that initially a small satellite of about 200 meters in length, coupled to the ISS will be built. From there and in an uninterrupted way the robots will add layers until reaching an area of ​​1 square km, at which point they will decouple the structure of the ISS, moving to a semigeoestacionaria orbit of 40000 km.

The project will last 85 years and expect it to have a quarter of the Earth dimension, enough to emulate its conditions, according to its high density and atmosphere that has developed the project team.

It is estimated that when a size of a tenth of our planet is reached, to avoid gravitational perturbations, the planet will move to its definitive orbit around the Sun, close to that of Earth

At the moment this is the information we have as it continues to be a very opaque project with huge security measures. We will keep you informed of any developments. Change.

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