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2005-Apr-19, 05:28 PM
SUMMARY: Now firmly in orbit, the European Space Agency's SMART-1 is seeking out a spot at the Moon's north pole that could be bathed in constant sunlight. Scientists are predicting that there's a spot, a few square kilometres in size across that is constantly heated by the sun, and would be the perfect spot for a lunar base. Finding the area is difficult, though, because we don't get a good view from Earth, and the shadows in this region are very long and can obscure the details.

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2005-Apr-19, 07:45 PM
Cool! B)

2005-Apr-20, 02:41 AM
Maybe that area is best duited for a power plant, that will supply later on moon base's with energy.. Can't wait

2005-Apr-20, 08:14 AM
I would expect an actual base to be underground, possibly tunnelled into a crater wall, so providing shelter from minor impacts, solar radiation and similar hazards. Putting a power source at a location like this would fit in well with that idea.