A team of students at Purdue University have discovered that there might be stable lava tubes on the moon – big enough for cities of humans to settle in! Perhaps lunar colonization isn’t as far off as we think….
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In addition to being a target for future geological and geophysical studies, the existence of these tubes could also be a boon for future human space exploration. Basically, they argued, such large, stable underground tunnels could provide a home for human settlements, shielding them from harmful cosmic radiation and extremes in temperature.