Saturday, January 2, 2010

The First Colony

I'm not making this shit up. NASA discovered a new Moon Hole where they want to set up a colony in 2025. From CNN:

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.

More important, the scientists say, the hole is protected from the moon's harsh temperatures and meteorite strikes by a thin sheet of lava. That makes the tube a good candidate for further exploration or possible inhabitation, the article says.

"Lunar lava tubes are a potentially important location for a future lunar base, whether for local exploration and development, or as an outpost to serve exploration beyond the Moon," writes the team, led by Junichi Haruyama, a senior researcher with the Japanese space agency JAXA.

Now of course this means huge things for space, exploration and all of that sciency stuff found out in the universe... but more importantly it means that I could have a moon hole to live in. A lava, moon hole. I'm psyched.

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