Subterranean Living May Await Moon And Mars Colonists
2010 07 20
By Ray Villard | DiscoveryNews.com
Forty-one years ago this Tuesday our moon was first visited by a small shiny craft that descended like a falling star onto the frozen lava plains of the Sea of Tranquility. Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin then climbed out and walked the surface of a world untouched for over 4 billion years.
Let’s fast-forward to an imaginary time much later in this century. A similarly spidery craft descends to the Sea of Tranquility, but to the viewer’s amazement it flies down into a gaping hole on the moon’s surface, like a bee going into a hive.
This is a conceivable scenario for far-future moon colonists.
Over the past year, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has photographed unusual "pit craters" that poke into the moon’s crust for hundreds of feet. These are thought to be the collapsed ceilings of underground lava tubes that crisscross the moon as lunar rilles.
When life was just emerging on Earth, streams of molten lava flowed across the moon and then solidified. Such tubes on Earth form when lava from a volcano starts to cool and form a hardened crust. Hot lava underneath continues flowing in channels.
The moon’s frozen tunnels could provide a natural shelter from the extremes on the lunar surface. Assuming we decide to return to the moon someday -- it’s not on NASA’s agenda for now -- the lava tubes would allow for ant farm-like colonies of humans living underground.
The tunnels would shield colonists from micrometeorites, lethal X-ray blasts from our petulant sun, and cosmic rays from the galaxy. Temperatures inside the tubes would remain a constant -35 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s chilly, but much more stable for complex equipment. On the surface, machinery and structures would degrade under temperature extremes that swing from +250 degrees to -250 during the lunar day/night cycle.
The Hadean fantasy landscape that would await the first lunar spelunkers would be straight out of a science fiction tale. Some tubes may be filled with frozen lava while other may present complex labyrinths.
A big enough skylight would allow automated cargo ships to gingerly descend to the lava tube floor for easy offloading at Moonport 1. A combination of nuclear and solar power generators would keep the colonists toasty. Lighting would cycle to follow a circadian rhythm to keep colonists in sync with Earth’s 24-hour day (vs. the moon’s two-week-long day).
Lava tubes could also make great habitats for future Mars colonists. Mars orbiter photos reveal skylight holes on the flanks of the giant shield volcano Olympus Mons. More can be found along the southeast flank of neighboring Arsia Mons, as well as on the sides of the northern shield volcano Alba Patera.
These would provide the same luxuries to colonists as lunar lava tube bases. Mars pioneers might end up discovering native microorganisms inside the caves. But at least no giant spider-bats as in the cheesy 1959 sci-fi film, “The Angry Red Planet."
Article from: DiscoveryNews.com
FrontPage Image: Source
Also tune into:
Richard C. Hoagland - Phobos an Ancient Alien Spaceship, Mars, NASA & Disclosure
Richard C. Hoagland - The Shemsu Hor (Sons of Horus), Ancient Cosmic War, Space Rituals & The Moon
Steven Greer - ET: Friend or Enemy? Disclosure & Free Energy
Joseph P Farrell - Cosmic War, Interplanetary Warfare & Mesopotamian Mythology
Mike Bara - Dark Mission, The Occult NASA Moon Mission
David Wilcock - Dark Mission, 2012 & Time Cycles
Alfred Webre - Exopolitics, NASA Bombing of the Moon, Outer Space Treaty & E.T.
Jim Marrs - The Grey’s, Spin, Disclosure and Positive Outlook
Jim Marrs - The Secret Society Agenda, Alien or Human?
Alfred Webre - Mars and Moon Bases, Time Travel, Teleportation, Aliens & Genetic Alteration
Ted Twietmeyer - The Moon & Sun, Time & UFO’s
Ted Twietmeyer - What NASA isn’t Telling you about Mars
Could a recently discovered lava tube "skylight" be used as a lunar base?
Hollow Moon - Wikipedia
Alex Collier: Bases on The Moon (Video)
Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, Enlarged and Revised Edition
Moon landing tapes got erased, NASA admits
Every nation received a moon rock — some of them can’t find it, (some of them were fake)
Was NASA’s plan to return to the moon just an illusion?
Truth About The Moon - NASA Black Box Transcripts
Why the Evidence of Water on the Moon is Bad News
Photos of the Monolith on Mars Moon Phobos
How Stanley Kubrick Faked the Apollo Moon Landings
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin comments on the "Monolith" on Mars Moon Phobos: "God put it there"
40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing
NASA moon bombing violates space law & may cause conflict with lunar ET/UFO civilizations
Stephen Hawking calls for Moon and Mars colonies
The Moon - Who put it there?
Latest News from our Front Page
Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US (VIDEO)
2014 10 23
Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
The undated video, posted by the unofficial IS mouthpiece “a3maq news”, sees a jihadist showing several boxes of munitions with English-language markings, with a parachute spread out on ...
STAGED INFECTION: Has The Ebola ‘Outbreak’ Narrative Fallen Apart?
2014 10 22
Over the past month, the ‘pandemic’ propaganda surrounding the deadly Ebola virus seemed to reach vitriolic levels – raising serious questions about the validity of this current viral outbreak…
On Monday of this week, it was reported that 48 people were released and cleared after a 21-day quarantine due to their contact with the now deceased Ebola-stricken patient Thomas Eric ...
6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered
2014 10 21
A 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine.
Built before writing was invented, the temple is about 60 by 20 meters (197 by 66 feet) in size. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five ...
What happened to Journalist Serena Shim? Assassinated? Find out what happened to Serena, Press TV director calls on Turkey
2014 10 21
Press TV news director Hamid Reza Emadi says the “suspicious death,” of the news channel’s correspondent in Turkey is a tragedy for “anyone who wants to get the truth.”
Emadi made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday following Serena Shim’s death across the border from Syria’s Kurdish city of Kobani, where the ISIL terrorists and Kurdish fighters ...
Ancient Roman Nanotechnology Inspires Next-Generation Holograms for Information Storage
2014 10 21
The Lycurgus Cup, as it is known due to its depiction of a scene involving King Lycurgus of Thrace, is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman chalice that changes colour depending on the direction of the light upon it. It baffled scientists ever since the glass chalice was acquired by the British Museum in the 1950s, as they could not work ...
|More News » |