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Science Enabled by a Moon Village

By SpaceRef Editor
June 23, 2017
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A human-robotic “Moon Village” would offer significant scientific opportunities by providing an infrastructure on the lunar surface.

An analogy would be the way in which human outposts in Antarctica facilitate research activities across multiple scientific disciplines on that continent. Scientific fields expected to benefit from a Moon Village will include: planetary science, astronomy, astrobiology, life sciences, and fundamental physics.

In addition, a Moon Village will help develop the use of lunar resources, which will yield additional longer-term scientific benefits.

Ian A. Crawford
(Submitted on 20 Jun 2017)

Comments:    Paper accepted for presentation at the 10th IAA Symposium on “The Future of Space Exploration: Towards the Moon Village and Beyond”, Turin, Italy, June 2017
Subjects:    Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as:    arXiv:1706.06698 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1706.06698v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Ian Crawford
[v1] Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:11:08 GMT (453kb)

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