These huge moon caves could shelter humans: New study confirms presence of lunar lava tubes

Future space explorers could go back to being cavemen with the discovery of a huge cavernous space beneath the moon’s surface that is potentially kilometres in diameter and tens of kilometres long.

In a study published in Geophysical Research Letters, Japanese and U.S. researchers offer evidence of what could be a marvellous place for a moon base — inside a lava tube cave.

Dreams of putting people into lava tubes on the Moon have been ongoing for decades,” the journal’s editors...


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