Revelations about the moon’s past is giving some scientists reason to believe it might make a better future home than we thought.
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Lunar volcanism produced a transient atmosphere around the ancient Moon
“Studies of the lunar atmosphere have shown it to be a stable, low-density surface boundary exosphere for the last 3 billion years. However, substantial volcanic activity on the Moon prior to 3 Ga may have released sufficient volatiles to form a transient, more prominent atmosphere.”
An Atmosphere Around the Moon? NASA Research Suggests Significant Atmosphere in Lunar Past and Possible Source of Lunar Water
“The ancient lunar atmosphere was thicker than the atmosphere of Mars today and was likely capable of weathering rocks and producing windstorms. Perhaps most importantly, it could be a source for some, if not all, of the water detected on the Moon.”
Is it better to live on the moon or on Mars? A scientific investigation
“If humans needed to beat a retreat from planet Earth, would it be better to live on Mars, or on the moon?”
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