Caves

Weird moon craters may have temperatures comfortable enough to live in

The temperature on the Moon can vary from boiling to freezing depending on whether it’s day or night, but scientists believe there may be sheltered craters and caves where the temperature is very reasonable — no matter what time. In such spots, the temperature hovers around 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit), according to new …

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Ancient lava caves in Hawaii teem with mysterious lifeforms

Microbes are the smallest living organisms known on Earth and can be found just about everywhere, even in cold, Martian-like conditions in lava caves. On the island of Hawaii, scientists recently discovered an impressive array of new microbes thriving in geothermal caves, lava tubes, and volcanic vents. These underground structures formed 65 and 800 years …

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