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Benvenuti, S., Ceccanti, F. & De Kestelier, X. Living on the Moon: Topological Optimization of a 3D-Printed Lunar Shelter. Nexus Netw J 15, 285–302 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00004-013-0155-7