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 Space.com 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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