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For the first time, scientists have observed a mini magnetosphere on the moon—a magnetic field "bubble" that protects part of the lunar surface from punishing solar radiation. This mini magnetosphere lies near the moon's equator, where sunlight reaches only half the time. This would limit the power available to charge solar arrays, should humans ever return to the moon.
The moon doesn't have a global magnetic field, so its surface is constantly being bombarded by the sun's charged particles. But new data from India's Chandrayaan-1 lunar probe have confirmed that the moon does have a miniature version of a magnetosphere covering a small pocket in the northeastern region of the side of the moon that faces away from Earth.
Originally posted by autowrench
Like your picture of the Moon base. I am with John Lear and others on this one, TPTB already have a secret base on the Dark Side of the Moon, and the secret military shuttle missions are for resupply and equipment transport. I also believe strongly that they have such a base on Mars, too, and a few years ago an accident claimed the lives of several thousand of them. It would stand to reason TPTB would be all about replacements....
In the AS17 Preliminary Science Report the claim that formation is one of the "Most Enigmatic Formations on the Moon."