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Race to make Moon Earth’s eighth continent

Moon house: The "Lunar Glass“ design for buildings in space. It must keep spinning at all times.

Should we create a lunar village? Japanese scientists have made an amazing set of pictures showing life on the Moon. But is moving to a distant rock really a good idea? What’s happening? Fifty years after humans first walked on the Moon, many on Earth are now hoping to go back. What would it be like to live there? Find out more It would not be easy to live on the Moon. Scientists in Japan have made plans for a building for people to live in on the Moon. It spins around once every 20 seconds.  A Moon base would most likely be built at its south pole, where there is a lot of frozen ice for drinking and growing food.  Temperatures on the Moon swing from very hot (up to 127C) to very, very cold (down to -173C). However, it is not all bad. The Moon has around one-sixth of Earth’s gravityAn invisible force that pulls objects towards each other. Earth's gravity keeps us on the ground and makes things fall. It is less strong on Mars., which means you could have fun bouncing outside in your spacesuit.  Should we create a lunarTo do with the Moon. village? Some say Yes! It would be so exciting. Humans have always had a desire to explore. The Moon is our closest neighbour and the most obvious place to go. Others say No! It is better here on Earth. Living on the Moon would be dangerous, difficult and fairly unpleasant. Why would you trade flowing water and breathable air for a rock? KeywordsGravity - An invisible force that pulls objects towards each other. Earth's gravity keeps us on the ground and makes things fall. It is less strong on Mars.

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