By: Nadeemy Haded
While the idea of living on the moon appears to be a form of science fiction, many space agencies, including NASA and the Ross Cosmos Foundation, are racing to make it a reality.
One scientist revealed what he thought would be lunar cities over the next 150 years, in a project called "Montopia".
Professor Louis Dartnell, a scientific communications expert at the University of Westminster, worked with Hillarys of Britain to make his hypothesis come to light. "As we advance in space, the opportunity to start a new world becomes more likely," he said.
"Moving to a house or to another country is really incredibly exciting. Imagine how moving to a completely different home."
Prof. Dartnell proposes that houses on the moon be built in the form of huge tubes inside lunar craters caused by volcanic eruptions, and it is believed that people will move inside them by bicycle or on foot, and will roam freely within them using space suits.
The Comorian city can have lakes, gardens, basketball courts and more. Although this may seem great so far, living in Montopia could be a real food struggle. “Without animal farms, artificial meat should be prepared in laboratories,” he said. Water for the production of fruits and vegetables ".
Other major challenges include adapting to temperatures on the moon. In direct sunlight, the moon can reach 100 degrees Celsius, while at night it can drop to minus 170 degrees Celsius.
Fortunately, living in lava tubes will allow colonists to easily control the internal temperature.
While Professor Dartnell's vision is based solely on speculation, lunar cities could become a reality in the not-too-distant future.In 2016, Russia announced plans to build a human colony on the moon by 2030, while NASA plans to establish a lunar outpost in 2028.