On the moon, they found a place where human comfort is always preserved

On the moon, they found a place where human comfort is always preserved

The orbital apparatus discovered a region of the Moon, where the temperature remains almost constant throughout the year and is suitable for human life.

The moon surface is not the most comfortable place for a human being; it is a desert covered with sticky dust that cuts like glass fibre, and on the moon there are sharp changes of temperature between 127 °C and -173 °C.

A few years ago, a NASA lunar orbiter found a safe haven that could be used by future Moon explorers -- deep holes on the surface that seem to lead down into caves -- they could be the size of cities.

These caves can help people escape radiation and micrometeorite bombardments, and new data show that they also have stable temperatures.

NASA scientists used Diviner data, in particular from its LRO thermal cell, to measure the temperature inside one of these locations, a 100 m deep pit located in the Maré Tranquilitis region.

The team found that the temperature changed only slightly during the day, usually around 17 °C.