Physics of the Future: The Moon

What I’ve learned from reading Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku

For Friday I give you an interesting fact:

The moon has virtually no atmosphere. Upon inspecting moon rocks, scientists have discovered “craters within craters within craters.” This tells us that even the tiniest bit of dust flying by in space will be able to hit the moon’s surface. (On Earth they all burn up in the atmosphere). Things in space tend to move really fast–like tens of thousands of miles–so anything that got hit by one of this specks would most likely be punctured. If it hit your space suit it would make a hole and you’d depressurize and die. Same if it hit your moon base.

So building a moon base might not be the best idea. Though we could try putting one underground. Just be careful the next time you take a walk on the moon.

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