NASA’s LRO Finds Lunar Pits Harbor Comfortable Temperature

Using information from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft and computer modelling, researchers supported by NASA

shadowed areas within lunar pits that always maintain a comfortable 63 F (approximately 17 C). Instead of areas on the Moon’s surface,

during the day and cool to minus 280 F(approximately minus 173 C) at night, the trenches and caves to which they may lead would create

Lunar exploration is a part of NASA’s mission to discover and comprehend the mysteries of space in order to uplift and benefit humanity.