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New Discovered Hole on Moon may be suitable for future colony

Posted on: January 4, 2010

Moon Hole Discovered

Scientists from an international group have sent out message saying that they discovered a new ” protected lunar “lava tube” — a deep, giant hole — that might be well suited for a moon colony or a lunar base. The vertical hole, in the volcanic Marius Hills region on the moon’s near side, is 213 feet wide and is estimated to be more than 260 feet deep, according to findings published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.” (CNN) This hole, scientists say, is protected from not only the brutally cold temperatures of the moon but also from potential meteor strikes because it is fortified by a thin sheet of lava at its opening. Although its only speculation at this point, the moon hole serves as an outlet for exploration to test if its suitable for future colonization. They can serve as important shelters and as a base to allow exploration to occur past the moon. There have been discoveries of lava tubes on the moon before but this one is of note because of its “lava shield”. NASA is planning another expedition to the moon by 2020 and if all goes well, expects to build a lunar base by 2025.

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1 Response to "New Discovered Hole on Moon may be suitable for future colony"

nice job on both.
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