How the moon will save humankind


Tokyo-based Shimizu Corporation is planning to construct one of the most ambitious interplanetary projects to date: building a “belt of solar panels around the 6835 mile equator of the moon.” The idea is appealing because the moon has no weather system to limit direct exposure to the sun, allowing for the continuous gathering and storing of solar energy. Even more remarkable is the company’s plan to transmit accumulated power to earth via microwave and laser power. For more information on the technical and logistical details behind this incredible project, check out the Shimizu Corporation’s website:


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Kristian strives to enlighten and entertain readers. In addition to his teaching and editorial responsibilities, he is working on a science-fiction novel that promises not to include exoskeleton suits and anemic aliens floating in mysterious vats of green-tinted goop.

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