Saturday, January 2, 2010

Moon hole might be better suitable for colony than crater or sea. Vertical hole, in the volcanic Marius Hills region on the moon's near side, is 213 feet wide 260 feet deep, is protected from the moon's harsh temperatures and meteorite strikes by a thin sheet of lava, could serve as a shelter from the severe environment of the lunar surface, with its meteorite impacts, high-energy UV radiation and energetic particles, and extreme diurnal temperature variations. NASA is reportedly working on plans to return to the moon by 2020 and to set up a temporary lunar colony by 2025 as part of the Constellation Program

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