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The mysterious and dangerous nature of moon dust

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On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin onboard, landed on the Moon. NASA

In the last year many people have thrown around the idea of creating a base on the moon. It's a lovely idea, but there are some major issues.

Getting equipment up there and sustaining life, of course, but one of the biggest issues facing those who go to the moon is moon dust. It's as sharp as glass and microscopic so it gets into absolutely everything.

It cuts through seals, hurts peoples lungs and makes existing on the moon much more difficult.

New Yorker writer Kate Greene joins the show to discuss her article about the dangers of moon dust. 

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