☆ pantheory ☆ Posted July 26, 2019 Share Posted July 26, 2019 Although this idea has been around for decades now, it has recently surfaced as a great many scientists are now taking the idea seriously. I saw several of these articles and papers concerning lava tubes on the Moon and on Mars as being possible places to find indigenous microbial life, but more likely than this these lava tubes can be good places to start our colonization of these worlds, with surface outposts above the tubes. Here are just some of the related links: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/decadal/leag/AndrewWDagaFINAL.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_lava_tube https://www.geekwire.com/2019/rover-teams-practice-spelunking-moon-mars-california-lava-tu bes/ https://www.inverse.com/article/36777-mars-moon-human-colony-lava-tubes https://science.howstuffworks.com/lava-tubes-on-earth-could-prepare-us-for-life-on-moon-an d-mars.htm https://www.airspacemag.com/space/mars-caves-180959123/ https://www.space.com/41921-exploring-lava-tubes-for-moon-landings.html https://phys.org/news/2017-09-lava-tubes-hidden-sites-future.html https://www.zmescience.com/science/geology/lava-tunnels-mars-moon-26092017/ https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/mars-lava-tubes/ https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/22058/20190523/astronauts-to-use-lava-tubes-for-luna r-accommodations.htm https://news.yahoo.com/rover-teams-practice-spelunking-moon-024434125.html A very promising idea indeed. This sure seems like the easiest way to start sizable colonies both on the Moon and on Mars. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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