The groups found out a lot about the
moon. They used the information from their research to produce
the models shown on this page. The facts that influenced their
There is no atmosphere on the moon,
and a weak magnetic field. The general solution to the lack of
atmosphere was to create atmospherically controlled domes that
would enclose all or most of the colony.
The terrain is mostly rocky and there
is no water. The ice craters recently discovered could not be
depended on to support the colonies. No plants or animals could
be expected to survive off the rocky and sandy surface. The general
solution to this was to artificially produce the water necessary.
One group suggested a bio-dome which would house the plants and
animals needed for sustenance.
The gravity on the moon is much lower
than that on earth. Though floating in space seems an ideal mode
of transportation, the groups found that not using their limbs
would cause the legs of the colonist to eventually atrophy. The
solution to transport, proposed by one group, was hover cars
and some sort of weights to force the colonists to use their
Because there is no atmosphere and no
magnetic field, the moon has been the victim of harsh solar winds
and meteorites. To avoid the constant crashes of meteorites,
one group suggested a defense satellite whose only purpose was
destroying potential impact sources like meteorites.
This model shows a satellite
view of the moon. It displays the moon converted into a earth-like