Alien Moon Bases & UFOs - Page 6
The moon presents several challenges that are difficult to overcome in regards to setting up a base.
First and foremost, is the high frequency of impact events. Lacking any atmosphere to deflect or destroy inbound objects, the moon gets hit quite often, often enough that any permanent installation will absolutely require shielding rated to take a meteoroid strike of notable force.
The second issue, (Caused by the first) is that the moon is dirty. Really, really dirty. Lunar regolith, the upper layer of particulate found there, is composed of tiny yet coarse particles with a strong ionic charge. The stuff sticks to everything and gets in every crevice, fouling joints, messing up sensors, etc. Its not quite a mechanic's worst nightmare, but its on that list. Standard filtration methods are not very effective, and if notable quantities are tracked into the base, the particles can and will cause considerable damage to the lungs of any inhabitants, not to mention act as an irritant to other parts of the body.
Edited: daishain on 25th Nov, 2016 - 8:31pm