Skip to comments.How Humanity’s Next Moon Explorers Could Live In Lunar ‘Pits’
Posted on 07/18/2014 9:32:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Across the moons surface, a separate study saw the spacecraft investigate 200 extremely steep-walled craters, known as pits.
These would be fascinating places to send astronauts for scientific study. Not only that, theyre actually one of the safest spots possible on the moon, according to a new study.
Pits would be useful in a support role for human activity on the lunar surface, stated lead researcher Robert Wagner of Arizona State University.
A habitat placed in a pit ideally several dozen meters back under an overhang would provide a very safe location for astronauts: no radiation, no micrometeorites, possibly very little dust, and no wild day-night temperature swings.
And if you look at the picture below, you can see at least one of those pits is in the Sea of Tranquility the approximate landing area where Apollo 11 touched down 45 years ago this week. The pits were found mainly using a computer algorithm that scanned LRO photos, although a few of the craters were previously identified with the Japanese Kaguya spacecraft.
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Space colonization will be driven by people wanting to escape an ever corrupt earth....
Much like how the Americas was colonized by people wanting to escape kings and tyrants...
Almost 50 years after landing on the moon and we’ve done nothing since.
The same can be utilized on Mars.
They’ll make pets — for the parolees.
I’m really excited about the prospects of moving the capitol from Washington to one of those Moon-Pits.
“Move to the Luna: ‘it’s the pits!’”
Lunar Pit BBQ!
Some have wondered if the supression of certain technologies is to prevent the serfs from escaping current tyranny......
In about 1000 years.
Saw the Berringer Crater again a couple of weeks ago while flying east over AZ. No announcement this time, but another Captain had banked the plane so people on the other side could see it too.
50,000 some years ago, eh? Doesn’t look a day older than a hundred or so.
The real answer is to simply live under the ground. With that option available you could live on any rocky planet.
Drill. Seal. Fill with air.
Hydroponic farms, recycled air and water. Live there forever.