Scientists find 200 soft ‘Goldilocks’ areas on the moon where astronauts could survive

Lunar scientists believe they’ve found the hottest spots on the Moon, as well as some 200 Goldilocks areas that are consistently close to San Francisco’s average temperature.

The moon has wild temperature fluctuations, with parts of the moon heat up to 260 degrees Fahrenheit (127 degrees Celsius) during the day and drop to minus 280 F (minus 173 C) at night. But the 200 newly analyzed shadowy lunar pits are still 63 F (17 C), meaning they’re perfect for humans to shelter from extreme temperatures. They could also protect astronauts from the dangers of the solar wind, micrometeorites and cosmic rays. Some of these pits can lead to equally hot caves.

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