Moonquakes, problematic for Moon return or not!?

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FieryIce
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Moonquakes, problematic for Moon return or not!?

Post by FieryIce » Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:09 pm

Buzz Aldrin deploys a seismometer at the moon surface.

Watch Out for Moonquakes, Universe Today, Thu, 16 Mar 2006

"NASA astronauts placed seismometers at their landing sites to detect if the Moon has earthquakes (moonquakes). The equipment mostly detected minor tremors, but it also experienced some fairly strong ones, measuring greater than 5.5 on the Richter scale. And they lasted for a very long time, sometimes going on for 10 minutes. If the next group of astronauts will be visiting the Moon for any length of time, they'll need a lunar base that can withstand the occasional trembler.

NASA astronauts are going back to the moon and when they get there they may need quake-proof housing."
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Post by FieryIce » Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:43 pm

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