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Scientists Discover A Place On Moon Where Humans Will Soon Be Able To Live

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Do you want to live on the moon in the future? Your chances just got a tiny bit better.

The moon has caves and pits in which temperatures hover around 63 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to findings from planetologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, this makes humans a possible occupant.

The shadowed pits can also protect from harmful elements, including cosmic radiation, solar radiation, and micrometeorites.

For perspective, a full day or night moon equals less than two weeks on Earth, making long-term exploration and even habitation difficult due to the extreme temperatures.

Researchers believe that overhangs within the lunar pits that were first identified in 2009 might be the reason behind the constant temperature.

Using images of NASA's Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment to analyze the fluctuations in the pit of the moon and its surface temperatures, researchers concentrated on the Mare Tranquillitatis

An area about the size of a football field. They employed modeling to investigate the thermal characteristics of the rock and lunar dust in the pit.

"Humans evolved living in caves, and to caves, we might return when we live on the moon," said Paige in a UCLA press release.

There are many other issues to establishing any permanent human settlement on the moon, which include producing enough food and oxygen. 

The scientists clarified that NASA has no immediate plans to build a habitation or base camp there.