In addition to the reality of high rates of radiation on the moon as the new study claims....
Let’s add in the other reality of moon dust and it’s affects:
(yes, I am aware that Wiki is not a scholarly source for some and it’s edible by most anyone)
Source Link: en.m.wikipedia.org...
.....” Harmful effects of lunar dust
A 2005 NASA study listed 20 risks that required further study before humans should commit to a human Mars expedition, and ranked "dust" as the #1
challenge. The report urged study of its mechanical properties, corrosiveness, grittiness, and effect on electrical systems. Most scientists think the
only way to answer the questions definitively is by returning samples of Martian soil and rock to Earth well before launching any astronauts.
Although that report addressed Martian dust, the concerns are equally valid concerning lunar dust. The dust found on the lunar surface could cause
harmful effects on any human outpost technology and crew members:
Darkening of surfaces, leading to a considerable increase in radiative heat transfer;
Abrasive nature of the dust particles may rub and wear down surfaces through friction;
Negative effect on coatings used on gaskets to seal equipment from space, optical lenses, solar panels, and windows as well as wiring;
Possible damage to an astronaut's lungs, nervous, and cardiovascular systems;
Possible increased risk of spacesuit arcing due to small dust grains' exposure to the space environment. The principles of astronautical hygiene
should be used to assess the risks of exposure to lunar dust during exploration on the Moon's surface and thereby determine the most appropriate
measures to control exposure. These may include removing the spacesuit in a three-stage airlock, "vacuuming" the suit with a magnet before removal,
and using local exhaust ventilation with a high–efficiency particulate filter to remove dust from the spacecraft's atmosphere.
The harmful properties of lunar dust are not well known. However, based on studies of dust found on Earth, it is expected that exposure to lunar dust
will result in greater risks to health both from direct exposure (acute) and if exposure is over time (chronic). This is because lunar dust is more
chemically reactive and has larger surface areas composed of sharper jagged edges than Earth dust. If the chemical reactive particles are deposited in
the lungs, they may cause respiratory disease. Long-term exposure to the dust may cause a more serious respiratory disease similar to silicosis.
During lunar exploration, the astronauts' spacesuits will become contaminated with lunar dust. The dust will be released into the atmosphere when the
suits are removed. The methods used to mitigate exposure will include providing high air recirculation rates in the airlock, the use of a "Double
Shell Spacesuit", the use of dust shields, the use of high–grade magnetic separation, and the use of solar flux to sinter and melt the
Can anyone say that the above hazards have been totally resolved yet?
Is there a “good to go” check mark, point by point, fix for everything so far listed? Surly all of these are being worked on since being
identified... hmmm Yes or No?
The rest of that wiki page and it’s sourced links is interesting.... interesting enough for me to suspect, we are no where ready in the near future
for habitations on the moon let alone on mars.
By the way..... where is the Alien help on this? Where is the welcome to the moon greetings and the manuals or instructions data “Habitat’s for
Humans” from the Aliens. Surly, if they are there and have been there for the longest time, then they would have worked out some of the issues.
SIDEBAR: Ya know.... why do we have always regard Aliens as being “advanced” there has got to be “dumb” aliens as well. We say they are
advanced because they fly in fancy ships.... would the driver/pilot of these craft be no more advanced then being there versions of airline pilots,
bus drivers, taxi drivers etc. I don’t get it.... the operator of a saucer may know how to fly his A$$ off... but on home world, couldn’t boil an
egg. Why is everybody or everything not from earth “advanced” .... we are calling ourselves, by that reasoning, the dumb planet earth of the
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