NASA’s LRO Finds Lunar Pits Harbor Comfortable Temperatures

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 12:00
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NASA-funded scientists have discovered shaded locations within pits on the Moon that always hover around a comfortable 63 F (about 17 C) using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft and computer modeling. The pits, and caves to which they may lead, would make thermally stable sites for lunar exploration.