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Peaks of Eternal Light

In Uncategorized on April 11, 2010 by Sukrit

NOT FAR FROM HOME, on our own moon, a unique condition exists. Discovered in 1994 on Peary crater near the North Pole, the so called peaks of eternal light are the only known region in the solar system in which the sun never sets. This unusual condition arises because the moon’s rotational axis is barely tilted relative to the plane of its and the earth’s orbit around the sun. Certain to become a tourist attraction, this site may one day also house the first moon base. Temperature in the area fluctuates comparatively little, perhaps by 20 degrees, making it an ideal place to settle. The possibility of water ice here is an additional bonus.

Sukrit

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