lava tubes

A Plan to Store Seeds, Spores, Eggs and Sperm on the Moon for Safekeeping

Always have a back up plan.  Some people take that axiom to the highest levels develop backup plans for life…

2 years ago

This Martian Lava Tube Skylight is 50 Meters Across. The Biggest Lava Tube on Earth is Only 15 Meters Across

NASA's Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to orbit another planet when it reached Mars in late 1971. It got…

2 years ago

Lava Tubes on the Moon and Mars are Really, Really Big. Big Enough to Fit an Entire Planetary Base

Could lava tubes on the Moon and Mars play a role in establishing a human presence on those worlds? Possibly,…

2 years ago

Why Lava Tubes Should be Our Top Exploration Priority on Other Worlds

When magma comes out of the Earth onto the surface, it flows as lava. Those lava flows are fascinating to…

2 years ago

Carnival of Space #558

Welcome to the 558th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers,…

4 years ago

Living Underground on Other Worlds. Exploring Lava Tubes

When humans try to live on the Moon and Mars, they’re going to need protection from the harsh environments. Fortunately,…

4 years ago

This Bizarre Image is a 3D Scan of a Cave Network in Spain. This Technology Could be Used to Map Out Lava Tubes on the Moon and Mars

A team that participated in the ESA's Pangaea-X program recently produced the largest 3D image of a cave system in…

5 years ago

How Do We Colonize Mercury?

Though it is not considered as such, Mercury is actually a viable candidate for colonization - if you can get…

6 years ago

There Could Be Lava Tubes on the Moon, Large Enough for Whole Cities

Every year since 1970, astronomers, geologists, geophysicists, and a host of other specialists have come together to participate in the…

8 years ago

What Are These Hollows on Mercury?

Emily Lakdawalla from the planetary society describes one of the mysteries that's currently fascinating her. There are strange structures on…

9 years ago