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Observation data collected by Japan’s lunar orbiter Kaguya has found a cave stretching about 50 km (30 miles) on the moon that could potentially serve as a shelter for astronauts on future missions, an international research team including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has said.

The cave could protect astronauts from radiation from the sun and cosmic rays if they build a base for exploration, the team said Wednesday.

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