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How livable would a lunar lava tube be?

Assuming the recently discovered lava tube is exactly what scientists think it might be, and assuming you could build 2 walls and a door in side the lava tube, and assuming you filled it with a ...
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Lunar excavation by blasting - would there be unique challenges, difficulties or safety issues?

This answer which mentions blasting on the moon for excavation got me thinking. There may be many ways that blasting could potentially be useful on the Moon. Excavation for habitats or other ...
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Capture protons from solar wind

Could it be possible ( using a reasonable amount of energy and ressources ) to capture protons from solar wind on (ex. the moon) in order to produce water for a long term self-sufficient mission. The ...
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Why are the rovers finding the long Lunar night difficult to overcome?

Compared to Martian nights, Lunar nights are long and cold. This has posed a lot of challenges in the past. What specific challenges does long duration night pose? What are the methods to over come? ...
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Seeking news about Lunar Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) [duplicate]

My last question was a bit to specific. Does anyone have any news about lunar tunnel boring machines? Reference to last question Can anyone find a more recent NASA paid for study on lunar tunnel-...