Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Scientists are now saying Moon caves could help protect astronauts from the harsh environment of space.

According to a story, NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft mapped the Moon’s gravitational field and found lava tubes that may be large enough for both supplies and astronauts.

Rohan Sood, a graduate student at Purdue University in Indiana was quoted in the article saying, “A lava tube provides a safe haven from all these hazardous environmental conditions,” he said referring to the challenges of a space environment, including radiation and falling micrometeorites.

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