A permanent operational base on the Moon has many more options than an artificial orbital station. Perhaps one of the most important functions relates to the future exploration of Mars. We left the Moon in a hurry, not even completing the scheduled missions. There is much left un-discovered on the Moon. The lunar mapping satellites Clementine and the Lunar Prospector have discovered large mineral deposits that can be exploited for fabrication of Moon-launched deep-space missions. As an astronomical observatory it has advantages over Hubble in terms of size and accessibility. Some of the most intriguing features of establishing a permanent lunar foothold are listed and discussed below.
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Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.