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Picture of the Week: Antarctiluna June 17, 2008

Posted by Nick Azer in Antarctica, Habitat, Picture of the Week.

As red as that is, that (of course) is not Mars but our beloved Luna, seen over Antarctica.

Antarctica and the Moon have fates that are intertwined in this era (as Modest Mouse have illustrated), as both are frontiers and similarily hostile environments. Antarctica has become known as “the closest place to Mars“, and as a result, has become a testing ground for habitats for Lunar and Martian colonization.
Within 20-50 years (when I’ll be 44-74), the population of humans on the Moon could well exceed that of those on Antarctica, which is an odd thought.

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