3D Print the Universe: An Interview with the Authors of “The Stars in Your Hand”

As astronomers continue to delve deeper into the universe thanks to new technologies like the James Webb Space Telescope, deep space has never felt so close.

However, looking at a 2D image isn’t quite the same as getting the chance to get up close and personal with the many wonderful things scattered throughout the universe. For many people, including the visually impaired, being able to hold a physical object in their hand is the best way to identify it. Now that 3D printers are smaller and more affordable than ever, the ability to print, hold, and recognize just about anything is within the reach of many people.

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