View Full Version : The Perfect Crater for a Moon Settlement?

2007-Mar-01, 10:00 PM
Although ESA's SMART-1 was smashed into the Moon in 2006, it had the opportunity to gather a tremendous amount of science. Its view of this crater in particular has given ESA scientists the feeling that they might be looking at the perfect spot for a future permanent base on the Moon. ...

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2007-Mar-02, 04:39 PM
Funky double crater walls. Anyone know how high the walls are, and how high the floor is? We're not going to land on top, right? Land where it's flat and climb up. Hope it isn't too steep.

If you know some distance scale, you can use simple geometry to compute these values.

Since there seems to be sunlight on the crater floor, that suggests we won't find any water at the bottom.

2007-Mar-04, 07:18 AM
Crater Plaskett is not a really perfect place
for a settlement in eternal sunlight. During
rare events like the total lunar eclipse last
night light will be turned off from time to time.

2007-Jun-07, 05:09 AM
Seems like it would provide perfect protection