This article shows how that big piece of gritty hard rock up in the sky, following us around and making the tides pull at us, has another use. Surprise, going outside of ourselves to get a look back can be as helpful as looking outward. In reading Michio Kaku's book "Parallel Worlds" I came to Chapter 8 Designer Universe where he explains how perfect the balance many of the equations and phenomena, such as the moon, fit the ideal needed to create life. The moon is perfectly balanced to stabilize the Earth's orbit and helps ensure we have an atmosphere. Anyway, a climate monitoring station on the moon sounds good to me, read here for more:
Calling for bore hole data is interesting--such holes aren't as easy to do as one might think do to the geology.