Could Weird Lunar Swirls Help People Settle the Moon?

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Oct 22, 2019
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Near the end of the report and what I was looking to see, "Because the mini-magnetospheres above the swirls protect the surface from the solar wind and so might also protect against cosmic rays, "they might be preferential locations for future habitats," said Ian Crawford, Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London. However, Crawford said he's skeptical that these fields will be strong enough to make a difference. "Surface observations of the radiation environment are desirable to check this," he told Space.com."

A very good observation - weak fields may not do anything for people settling on the Moon. Also the swirls could be short lived too on the lunar surface.
 

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