lunar lava tubes

Lunar Rovers Could be Dropped Into Lava Tubes to Explore Their Depths

Technical challenges abound when doing space exploration.  Some areas are so remote or isolated that engineers need to build a…

5 months ago

The Moon is a Barren and Desolate, but Lunar Caves Could Offer Some Shelter From the Harsh Environment

New research shows that cave and pits on the Moon range considerably in terms of temperature, which is vital knowledge…

8 months ago

One Idea for a Lunar Lava Tube Explorer

Lava tubes on the moon are some of the most interesting, and difficult, places to explore in the solar system. …

1 year ago

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…

1 year ago

ESA is Working on a Mission to Explore Caves on the Moon

Infrastructure is going to be one of the biggest components of any permanent human settlement on the moon.  NASA Artemis…

1 year 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

Lava Tube Openings Found Near the Moon’s North Pole

A series of possibly "skylights" have been spotted in the Moon's norther polar region, offering possibilities for future exploration and…

5 years ago

Stable Lava Tube Could Provide a Potential Human Habitat on the Moon

A new study by JAXA and international scientists has confirmed the existence of a stable lava tube in the Marius…

5 years ago

How Do We Terraform Mercury?

Mercury is a hot and hostile planet, but it has many things going for it that make it an attractive…

6 years ago