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ISRO finds giant underground cave on Moon!

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 06:00 AM
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Seem that The Project for a colonization of the Moon is the main target for Indian Space Agency. A permanent base for human settlements on the moon is important for further exploration. And they find their location!
www.hindustantimes.com...


ISRO scientists have discovered a giant underground chamber on the moon, which could be used as a lunar base by astronauts for inter-planetary missions. Scientists at the Space Applications Centre (SAC), using data gathered from Chandrayaan-I's Terrain Mapping Camera and Hyper Spectral Imager (HySI) payloads, found a 1.2 km long buried, uncollapsed and near horizontal lava tube.

The hollow cave situated just above the lunar equator on the nearside of moon, can accommodate a large number of astronauts and scientific instruments, and also protect them from hostile lunar environment.

"Such a lava tube could be a potential site for future human habitability on the Moon for future human missions and scientific explorations, providing a safe environment from hazardous radiations, micro-meteoritic impacts, extreme temperatures and dust storms," a team of scientists led by AS Arya of SAC, Ahmedabad said reporting the findings in 'Current Science'.

"Thus lava tubes are not only a safe natural cavity, but also a readymade structure for a lunar base, being a habitat," they said.

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 06:10 AM
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How did the moon get lava tubes on it?
I had no idea that it was once volcanic



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 06:11 AM
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Already a thread somewhere Arken..



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by munkey66
How did the moon get lava tubes on it?
I had no idea that it was once volcanic

Any rocky body is volcanic after it forms

The lunar mare (dark areas) are ancient basaltic lava flow.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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Great story. Sure hope it is accurate.

I have a feeling the Indians will be the Spoilers... meaning that they will tell the truth of what they find and spoil it for NASA etc.

F&S



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 05:19 AM
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Originally posted by anon72
Great story. Sure hope it is accurate.

I have a feeling the Indians will be the Spoilers... meaning that they will tell the truth of what they find and spoil it for NASA etc.

F&S


Hi friend. And thanks for you comment.

Yes.
India (and surely China) have found "something" on the Moon; Something that they can transact with NASA/USA (and the Western Countries) and use as "weapon" in the international/commercial business here on Planet Earth.

Dark place to transact dark business...
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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 09:20 AM
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Couldn't agree with you more. The country that gets control of the moon first will be the big boy on the block. End of Story.

I can't beleive we (USA) haven't put something up there yet. Maybe a radar type thing? Automated observatory etc SOMETHING.

I know I am going to wake up some day and see like a big COKE or PEPSI sign on the moon, beaming upon us all!!



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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Their very expensive Hush will not be able to last over a long span in the time.

They are very, very hungry of Energy.

And the New Space Race is already begun.
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