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Loon013 t1_j2f81tx wrote

There is evidence that lunar dust may be elevated by electromagnetic forces. Differences in potential can arise between day lit and dark areas.


dern_the_hermit t1_j2f8la4 wrote

True, but that phenomenon can be used to our advantage (.pdf warning) to repel dust as well.


Loon013 t1_j2f9d2t wrote

I agree, but that will require some more mass and energy to implement. Those requirements will be considerable on the scale of a polar solar ring.


dern_the_hermit t1_j2fa17w wrote

I think it would be trivial in comparison to the whole project. I mean, it's no secret that just about every aspect of a megastructure is definitionally huge.