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Lunar Shelter: Moon Caves Could Protect Astronauts

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Moon caves could provide shelter for astronauts exploring Earth’s nearest neighbor, researchers say.

A new analysis of data gathered by NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft, which mapped the moon’s gravitational field in unprecedented detail, turned up a number of new candidates for lava tubes — cave-like structures that could be large enough to house supplies and astronauts.

See more at: http://www.space.com/32795-moon-lava-tubes-protect-astronauts.html#sthash.j5XdWefX.dpuf