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How deep would a hole into the moon need to be to provide air pressure suitable for human life? Say we dig the hole then fill it with air. How deep would it need to be? What equations would apply? Would this be a plausible SF scenario?
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Thanks for your input. It seems not to be a practical thing. If we had an equation that would approximate the pressure / depth relationship, it would be interesting to see where the pressure was greatest going from surface to centre.
Ok, still thinking of plausibility in an SF scenario, what if we have a hole that goes down a ways then curls back up to form a large air-tight cave. Then water could fill the hole to provide air pressure and form a lake in the cave.
On the Earth a column of water 10 meters high will produce a pressure of one atmosphere hence on the Moon it would need to be 60 meters.
Wouldnt the water freeze
Not to be a party pooper or anything, but I'm pretty sure the water (or alcohol) would boil like crazy and evaporate rather quickly.