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Indian lunar mission finds tunnels below moon's surface
PTI News Agency
Apr 7, 2010, 1706 GMT
Bangalore, 7 April: India's Chandrayaan-I mission has identified tunnels below the surface of the moon, a top space scientist said Wednesday [7 April], and maintained that human habitation could be possible in those "tubes" in the future.
The director of the Indian Space Research Organization's Space Applications Centre based in Ahmedabad, Dr Ranganath R. Navalgund, said the terrain-mapping camera, an Indian instrument on the lunar mission, has found "new types of rocks" and hollow tunnels. These tubes were formed after the flow of lava from volcanoes, he contended.
"Tubes which are hollow have been found below the surface of the moon. Such things have also been identified from the Chandrayaan mission... [ellipses as published here and throughout] from the terrain-mapping camera... which was our own instrument."
"Now those tunnels which have not collapsed... which are below the surface of the moon and which have been identified... are somewhat interesting features," Navalgund told reporters here.
"Not today, not tomorrow, but in years to come, they (those tunnels) could be possible areas where one could have certain habitation... ", he said, adding that scientists were currently investigating this finding.
Originally posted by JimOberg
This article underscores how amazing a place the moon really is, even more amazing than we think, or even can imagine. Differences over interpretations and conclusions are less important than agreement of steps to be taken -- look closer, and closer, and keep prying at its secrets.
Originally posted by gortex
I thought the Moon had always been a dead ball of rock .
Forget almost everything you ever thought you knew about the moon.
NASA's latest missions indicate the moon is much more than a dead, unchanging satellite orbiting Earth. It's a dynamic environment, with changes occurring by the day and week, not over millions of years....
..."We used to think of the moon as this really dead and unchanging place, that the moon was a dead planet. ... There are changes that occur there not over the course of thousands or millions or even billions of years, but are changing over the course of days and weeks and months. That's something people just hadn't thought of until just weeks and months ago. ... This isn't your grandfather's moon anymore."
Originally posted by gortex
So the Moon was at one point in the past was geologically active ?.
Where is the evidence of Volcano's , calderas on the moon ?.
Jim please can you explain , I thought the Moon had always been a dead ball of rock .