Saturday, January 2, 2010

"...A Harsh Mistress"

Lunar Colonies in holes in the ground?

(CNN) -- Building a home near a moon crater or a lunar sea may sound nice, but moon colonists might have a much better chance of survival if they just lived in a hole.

That's the message sent by an international team of scientists who say they've discovered a protected lunar "lava tube" -- a deep, giant hole -- that might be well suited for a moon colony or a lunar base.

As usual, Robert Heinlein got there first.

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