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The existence of caves on the moon has been speculated by scientists for years. But now, NASA scientists have proof.

Moon caves proved by scientists

The existence of caves on the moon has been speculated by scientists for years. But now, NASA scientists have proof.

Image of the lunar pit (Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University)

Image of the lunar pit (Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University)

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully recorded an image of a lunar pit. And because of the Orbiter’s position and the angle of the sun, this recorded image allows scientists to see into the lunar pit for the first time. On previous attempts to photograph the lunar pit, the images returned were too dark to make any concrete determinations. This fourth and most recent image provided scientists with the evidence to prove the existence of lunar caves.

According to the Daily Telegraph, this discovery could open the door to developing lunar bases because “the pit is wide and deep enough to protect people from dangerous meteorite impacts, cosmic rays and extreme temperature fluctuations.”

While many scientists have been quick to push space research efforts farther out into the universe, at least some scientists still see the value in exploring our closest neighbor—a neighbor about which we still know very little.

About Jason McClellan

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Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

2 comments

  1. avatar

    As far as I am concerned
    What ever information comes out of NASA is disinformation.

    Nasa is so full of lies, that nothing they report can be taken seriously.

    One Big Lie for man, one huge joke on humanity.

    Hense, that is why they call them astro-Nots

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    Emanuel James Hernandez

    The idea of underground bases on the moon inhabited by beings is truly fascinating and also wouldn’t surprise me if it all did in fact exist.

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