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New research finds trenches and caves on the Moon that people can call “home”
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New research finds trenches and caves on the Moon that people can call “home”

You no longer need to worry about being warm or cold in order to live peacefully on the Moon. UCLA planetary scientists have found cool, shaded areas within lunar pits that average 63 degrees Fahrenheit, making them perfect base camps for lunar exploration and long-term living. In contrast to the rest of the moon's surface, which has a temperature of 260 degrees during the day and drops to 280 degrees below zero at night, these pits and any caverns they may lead to have "warmer weather." Since the 2009 discovery of pits on the moon, researchers have pondered whether or not those pits connect to caves that might serve as hiding places. About 16 of the more than 200 holes, according to Tyler Horvath, a UCLA doctorate student in planetary science who oversaw the research, are likely col...