Author Topic: LRO Reveals Lunar Pits Could Support Human Activity on the Lunar Surface  (Read 1397 times)

kodemunkey

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http://scitechdaily.com/lro-reveals-lunar-pits-support-human-activity-lunar-surface/


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While the moon’s surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes – steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for shelter, according to new observations from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

The pits range in size from about 5 meters (~5 yards) across to more than 900 meters (~984 yards) in diameter, and three of them were first identified using images from the Japanese Kaguya spacecraft. Hundreds more were found using a new computer algorithm that automatically scanned thousands of high-resolution images of the lunar surface from LRO’s Narrow Angle Camera (NAC).

Geoff

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  • The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons. - Hubble.
There's been quite a few articles about this recently - I wonder when someone is actually going to take advantage of these pits?

kodemunkey

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Notice how we found 6 and the scientific community found 196.

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If you can believe their claims. 

The fact of the matter is that we have been ever so gracious to share our findings with the World, but they have been ever so stingy.  Maybe they have found them, but until they show them, I would be more skeptical.  Imagine saying you found the Higgs Boson but said you can't share the spectra or other data with anyone!

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Funny story about the Higgs particle, I had a bet running with a friend for a box of cookies if it showed up at 126 GeV, it showed up at 126.5 GeV and i never got my cookies.