NASA Discovers The Perfect Cave On The Moon For Humans To Live In The Future

The lunar surface is hostile to life forms because of its harsh environment. The lack of atmosphere on the moon has exposed the lunar surface to frequent meteorite showers that can disrupt astronauts’ exploration of the moon. As NASA is preparing to establish a permanent human presence on the moon, the agency is collaborating with researchers to achieve its long-term goal on the moon. A team of researchers funded by the American Space Agency recently discovered a cave on the moon that is perfect for sustaining humans on the moon’s surface.

This newly discovered lunar pit always has a temperature of 63 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool temperature of the cave reveals that it can be perfect for the crew hoping to explore the moon in the future.

What is the Challenge NASA is Trying to Resolve through this latest discovery the cave on the moon

NASA is hoping to return humans to the moon starting with its Artemis 3 lunar landing mission. The mission is scheduled to take off in 2026 and will pave the way to establish a permanent human presence on the moon.

Since NASA is looking at establishing a long-term presence on the moon, the agency is looking at building a lunar base to sustain its crew throughout its mission on the moon. This innovative idea will also help NASA and other space agencies in sustaining humans on the surface of Mars and beyond.

Why NASA is in search of a safe place for its future Moon Crew

No astronauts can survive the harsh nature of the lunar surface without the aid of technology. NASA is seriously working on its exploration plans to make the moon habitable for its crew. Keep in mind that the surface temperature on the lunar surface ranges from -280 F at night to 260 F during the day. Since the moon does not have magnetic fields or an atmosphere like Earth, the crew exploring the lunar surface will be exposed to radiation that is about 200 times greater than radiation that reaches Earth.

The absence of an atmosphere on the moon exposes its surface to meteorite bombardment to land much harder and faster than meteorites on Earth. Hence, space rocks stand as one of the most devastating threats astronauts will encounter on the moon.

What You Should Know About the Newly Discovered Cave on the Moon

Almost every lava tube on the lunar surface came into existence more than two billion years ago when the lunar terrains were volcanically active. The researchers that came up with this discovery are suggesting that newly spotted underground moon bases could solve astronauts’ moon base issues in the future. Researchers have found about 16 pits on the lunar surface since 2009. They revealed that these pits were created when the roof of a lunar lava tube was shaped like a cave. NASA could build a moon base inside these pits for future astronaut missions.

The essence of building a moon base inside the moon pit is to extend the lifespan of the base and also protect the crew from space meteorites and radiation. The astronauts can always return to their base after working on the lunar surface. Scientists revealed that this innovative idea will protect the crew from harsh temperature conditions on the moon.

How the Researchers Conducted the Study

The astronomers conducted the new study using computer models and data obtained from the thermal cameras mounted aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Based on this collected data, the scientists were able to determine that temperatures within the darker part of a particular lunar pit have a temperature of about 63 F during the entire day-night cycle. The team believed that the favorable temperature was possible because the pit’s shade is stopping the region beneath it from becoming extremely hot during the day and also holding back heat from radiating out of the pit during the lunar night cycle.

Astronauts living inside this moon base will find it difficult to move in and out of the pit. This is because the bottom of the base will reach 328 feet below the lunar surface. In reality, it will be like climbing out of a depth of a 30-story building to the surface. However, NASA will likely figure out how to solve the problem of climbing out from the base before considering putting a base inside the lunar pit.

“Humans evolved living in caves, and to caves, we might return when we live on the moon,” said study co-author David Paige.


A team of researchers funded by NASA recently discovered a cave on the moon for human exploration of the lunar planet. Since the hostile nature of the lunar terrains will make it difficult for NASA to build its futuristic lunar base on the surface, the American space agency may consider building a habitat inside the newly discovered cave on the moon. What do you think about this fascinating discovery?

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  1. MODERN DAY NOAH’S ARK/POD SURVIVAL SYSTEM Invented by S.C. Denton (Steven Carl Denton 07/27/1979) This is an abbreviated form of my Invention/System. Many of you conceptual artists will likely be able to envision this better than most. I’m a terrible artist this life. I can still design with my mind. I just can’t do it with my hands. This is a MEGASTRUCTURE intended to help mankind escape the devastation of an EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT. I’m still working on it. But here’s the basic gist. The Tsunami Pods which ultimately led to my invention/system were created by Julian Sharpe. Since before the wheel every invention must contain within it a previous invention. Contact, and Armageddon were also an inspiration.

    System of SURVIVAL PODS (LIFEPODS) which are to be launched via a MAGNETIC COIL CANNON during a CATACLYSMIC EVENT, such as Tsunami devastation/land enveloping FLOOD; major VOLCANIC eruption; Asteroid Impact, or other event up to Extinction Level proportion. Flaps built into the Spherical Pods are to be used to decrease acceleration, operated by actuators, recessed/contoured within the spherical surface to prevent drag. Flaps are to be deployed for course correction, as well as to prevent depletion of thruster fuel supply. Recessed THRUSTERS are to be used to slow the pods for targeted descent, or obstacle avoidance. Once the PODS have touched down safely upon the ocean surface, and the ocean waters have calmed (considerably) the POD occupants may deploy the FARADAY/KINETIC WAVE ENERGY harnessing CONICAL BUOYS connected to the sphere via umbilicus to convert wave undulation into ELECTRICITY for the Life Support Systems, which can be winched back up resealing within the POD’s surface as necessary.

    Pre-launch: Each POD will be loaded into a TUBE encased by a non-Magnetic Cylinder, resembling the nature of the design of the Gatling Gun, or a Revolver Wheel. Each tube will have a vertical slot allowing for easier loading of the PODS onto machine removable CRADLING PINS which are extracted after the firing/removal of a pod, allowing for an ElectroMagnetic Field Loader to attract the next POD up–out of the tube–and into firing position within the Magnetic Coil Cannon.

    The Cylindrical POD Cartridges will be staged in an area, much like a Terminal, only in the MEGA SCALE, with TIERED PLATFORMS allowing for embarkation of the pod occupants. The Cylindrical POD Cartridges are then to be HOISTED via OVERHEAD CRANE, moved into position in front of a ROTATIONAL PLATFORM situated just beneath the MAGNETIC COIL CANNON, and are then to be loaded/set upon the rotational platform by a FORKED PISTONING ARM, as the Overhead Crane moves to retrieve the next POD filled Cylindrical Cartridge. The Danger of transporting the LIFEPODS filled with live occupants will be much negated by ensuring the layout/process allows the crane operator to move the Cylindrical POD Cartridges into place hovering the Cylinder just inches to feet off the ground. As I said I can’t draw, but just to give a basic illustration of the general design of the POD and the CARTRIDGE I drew this. On the top right hand corner I’m referencing the POD FLAPS opening to aid in deceleration/targeted landing. Using the flaps means preservation of thruster fuel. The flaps are seen opening horizontally which should not only aid in deceleration but I believe it would also mean a more targeted landing by purposefully placing the pod in a bit of spin. They’d be alternately firing thrusters throughout their deceleration/obstacle avoidance maneuvers. On the top left panel, the things which look like SHARKS are towing the LIFEPOD, those are the CONICAL BUOYS intended to convert the wave undulation into Electricity. Beneath the FLAPS (N,S,E,W) are the recessed thrusters. I’m hoping they’ll be able to convert SEA WATER into fuel for the thrusters; as well as converting sea water into oxygen for the inhabitants. I believe it may be possible to use an internal gyroscopic system to negate some of the G force upon the occupants. It’s my hope that the pods themselves are capable of generating an electromagnetic field in order to attract to one another. Being held in place, at a safe distance from one another, but also connected, as though by an invisible umbilicus. And that the survivors might thereby create a type of floating island of spherical pods until they have gathered enough pods to propel themselves forward. How might they encounter the other pods? Since the pods will have a replenishable supply of thruster fuel (harnessing the sea water for conversion) it’s my intention that they use the thrusters to move upon the ocean’s surface. Obviously, this will create a rolling effect since they are spherical, but that can be much negated by the internal gyroscopic system. What matters here, is that they can use the thruster system to move. And once they have connected enough of the pods, I believe they can create a kind of ship unto itself. Likely in an arrow like formation ^.

    Thruster Cap Design by S.C. Denton

    Watching Armageddon made me think a lot about what we would really need to do in that situation. I felt that it’s highly unlikely that a nuke, even one placed subsurface on an Asteroid of any substantial size just wouldn’t work out well for us. That it would just fragment across the plane and we’d end up with two or three substantial sized Asteroid fragments that would still likely be on a collision course for Earth. Now, whether or not this is true, I don’t know, but it doesn’t really matter. I think I have a better idea.

    What I want to do is do exactly what they did in Armageddon. I want to drill. But not just one drill site. I want to create multiple shafts all over the surface of the Asteroid. Why? Because I think you could then put a type of cap system over the shafts and fill the shafts with a propellant. The cap would essentially be a thruster fueled by the propellant within. Thruster cap as I see it. You could operate them much as spacecraft operate, firing the thrusters to shift toward the direction you’d like to go. If you set up a sequential multiple firing sequence you could in essence steer the Asteroid away from a collision with Earth. In the event that it had been predicted to impact Earth causing an Extinction Level Event.

    This would ultimately necessitate there being robotic drones to handle this task. But we can and will be capable of landing on these surfaces.

    The robotic drones will land upon the Asteroid’s surface. First they will take a core sample, analyze, and then send back the results to Nasa. Then they will determine which drill head type it is necessary to use. (Obviously, my intention is that they be deployed when the Asteroid is as far away from Earth as possible.) Once they’ve drilled the shafts they will take one of two actions. Either they’ll place a pre-built tube and seat it within the shaft, or they will deploy a 3-D Printing Robot which will start from the bottom of the shaft and build a type of housing for what is essentially very much like a rocket. Once this is done, then they’ll place the Thruster Cap mechanism (remotely operated) on top of the tube/shaft and fasten it onto the tube/shaft using either bolt assembly, or welding technique depending upon necessity. These thruster shafts are to be drilled on multiple sides of the Asteroid. The idea here isn’t to rocket boost the Asteroid with such vehement force that it ends up taking out another celestial body, but rather to make minute adjustments along the way just ensuring that it won’t impact Earth. We want to keep it on its orbital path.

    There is one problem with doing this, avoiding the ELE. I firmly believe that the reason this keeps happening on all Planets, is: because it’s necessary for the Planet’s survival. What I believe is happening is this: there is a build up of what’s essentially scale within the planet and when it reaches a certain level it impedes planetary function, and what is ultimately like the forge within the planet. And that the Asteroid Impacts are the system we have for breaking up the material in the planet, which will then ultimately melt down and enlarge and open up volcanic chambers so that they might erupt and relieve pressure within the planet.

    If I’m correct that means that we can only avoid an ELE so many times before the planet itself dies/explodes. Which means we have no choice but to let the Asteroid hit the planet at some point. Which was why I came up with the idea for the Pod Survival System, and the Thruster Cap Design. So that we can let it happen, and have as many of us survive as possible.
    © 2023 SCDenton

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