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Could we terraform the moon?

Tue, 25th Oct 2011

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Katie Hill asked:

I have a question that has been bugging me for a few months and I wondered

how would someone go about Terra-forming a planet or our moon? I have only seen different bits and pieces about it on different documentaries but there isn't much information around.

 

Yours sincerely, Katie

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Katie Hill asked the Naked Scientists: I have a question that has been bugging me for a few months and I wondered how would someone go about Terra-forming a planet or our moon? I have only seen different bits and pieces about it on different documentaries but there isn't much information around. Yours sincerely, Katie What do you think? Katie Hill, Tue, 27th Sep 2011

In theory you could terraform the moon but because of it's size the resulting gravity is not strong enough to retain an atmosphere for very long, at least not at a habitable pressure. Perhaps someone knows how long it would last for?? The lower gravity may also be damaging to a people undergoing a lengthy stay. graham.d, Tue, 27th Sep 2011

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