9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
[MIS23-03] Lunar and Matian lava tubes and explorations to them through their skylight holes
Keywords:moon, Mars, hole, lava tube, cave
The role of lava tube on the formation of vast terrains expanding on the Moon and Mars are scientifically interesting, though the study has not been sufficiently done. In addition, lava tubes and their skylight holes offers prominent environments to conduct scientific examination of the history of volcanic activities on the Mars and Moon. Lava tubes on Mars and the Moon are expected to be secure shelters for humans and instruments potentially protecting from micrometeorites bombardments and cosmic ray radiations, In the next decades, therefore, Martian and lunar lava tube exploration will be executed by space agencies of countires and even private companies.
In this presentation, we would introduce recent studies of lava tubes of Mars and the Moon and their explorations.