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Recent study shows that lava tubes found under the surface of the moon suggest that it could be bigger and much more solid than expected making it a potential place for humans to live in in the near future. Scientists have explained that as the tunnels created by the volcanic activity in the moon's surface, they believe that it could possibly be three mile or five kilometers wide.
According to Daily Mail, geologists believe that the lava tubes where formed by a stream of magma which dried out leaving the channels though a solid core consisting of rocks. Scientists are convinced that same formation and structure are found on the lunar surface of the moon based on the changes in gravity and openings obtained from lunar orbiters.
According it iTech Post, scientists compared the conditions that the lava tubes are sometimes limited to just 30 meters across in distance, but because of the changes in gravity, it could appear to be much bigger than what is expected. Researchers also revealed that the solidity is based on the tube's width, its thickness and the how much stress the area could take in times of turbulence.
If the lava tubes are found be very stable then it could be a potential location for permanent lunar base in the future. With the tubes as the base, this will overcome issues like risk of meteories falling and the solar radiation that is due to the lack of atmosphere protection.
As a conclusion, it is revealed that NASA scientists noted that it its very feasible to return to the surface of the moon within the next decade that will be costing to $10 billion. With the discovery and further research it is very possible that a lunar base could made as a commercial mining base to gather more of the moon's natural resources. For more of the latest news and current updates stay tuned to Jobs & Hire.