Could we terraform the moon?

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Could we terraform the moon?
« on: 27/09/2011 13:01:02 »
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?
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Could we terraform the moon?
« Reply #1 on: 27/09/2011 14:59:51 »
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.