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The Dark Cave of the Moon

“India’s space agency announced it had discovered an enormous volcanic cave under the surface of the moon, in the midst of analyzing 3D images taken last year by the lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1.

Thanks in large part to its stable climate, the cave could provide suitable housing for humans who want to further explore the moon. Here’s a brief guide to this groundbreaking discovery:

How big is this thing? The cave, which was formed from “ancient volcanic lava flows,” is more than one mile long and 393 feet wide — big enough to “contain a small lunar city or a secret Nazi base with a few thousand UFOs,” says Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo.

It’s far bigger than what was previously the largest-known hole on the moon, which is 213 feet across and 289 feet deep, and was discovered by the Japanese Space agency Jaxa in 2009.”

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