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Moving to the Moon? Scientists Say Moon Can Hold Water

Scientists think the moon's polar craters, which never see sunlight, could contain ice. A lunar water supply means that astronauts would be able to use the moon as a home base for space exploration. The US, EU, Japan, India, and China already have plans for permanent moon bases to be set up around 2025.

If astronauts begin living permanently on the moon, I don't see why nonscientists wouldn't soon pack up and move to outer space shortly after. The moon's only three days away — much shorter than the ship voyage made by Europeans moving to the New World, for example.

Would you move to a settlement on the moon? Would you worry that territory disputes could break out between settlers from different countries?


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momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Is Citizen asking if we would move to the moon? Seriously? :kool:
moonwater moonwater 8 years
Hey I knew that! Hence my name...
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
3 days! Can you imagine spending three days on a space craft with the same people you fly 6hrs with coast to coast, lol.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I hate those stupid spinning teacups.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
My bladder can hold water, too. But I don't know that I would want to live there. But if we're talking cheese, you've got my undivided attention.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I claim the sea of tranquility. ;)
kia kia 8 years
1. Of course territory disputes will break out. 2. Brrrrr! 3. Anyone else feel like we are getting any closer to Wall-E than we should?
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Oh me too stephley! the astronaut tests are friggin crazy!! I can barely stand the spinning teacups at Disneyland. But I'd cheat and ask to be knocked out or something. :P
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
:ROTFL: Amy! I'd live on the moon. It'd be like the colonizing of America: if you get in first, you can get a lot of land and power ;)
amybdk amybdk 8 years
We could all look like those people in Wall-E. My dream finally might come truuuue!
saucymegstar saucymegstar 8 years
I'd be worried about bone-density loss myself (or does that just happen upon reaching regular gravity?) But you know inter-galactic would be bad too.
stephley stephley 8 years
I'll wave to you Kad; I'm one of those nerds who gets motion sickness and wouldn't get past take-off on a mission.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
so there is water in cheese? I am so confused.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
The best part of living on the moon, you'd weigh less. So if ou wanted to lose 150lbs, and can't dump your spouse, you could move to the moon. ;)
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Sweet! :D I have been waiting for this! I'd totally live there. There will be fights for sure; people are effing greedy. When/If? that time comes I really really hope we could all start over and be one whole nation or something. :( A girl can dream.
stephley stephley 8 years
Of course disputes would break out, that's guaranteed with more than three people. Before we know, the astronauts would declare the moon independent...
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