A planetary scientist may have just found the perfect place to build a permanent base on the moon.
Pascal Lee, the co-founder and chairman of the Mars Institute and a SETI scientist, says he has identified small pits in the floor of the 70km long Philolaus Crater that could potentially be “skylights” in subterranean channels created by collapsing lava tubes. That lava tubes could be our best bet for a moon base shielded from harmful radiation is not a new idea. The problem – until now – has been finding a lava tube in the moon’s polar regions. A habitable lava tube in the moon’s polar region could theoretically give access to ice, and therefore, water. Importantly, ice water that has been stored underground, which means ice water that isn’t tainted by surface deposits like soil and broken rock.
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