ESA is developing a new heating system to help future missions to the Moon survive the freezing, fortnight-long lunar night. Currently, landers and rovers rely on nuclear or electric heating systems to keep their electronics warm, but the space agency is looking at ways to turn the lunar surface itself into a cheap, sustainable heat source that can be tapped after the Sun sets.
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