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"I can remember when the first pulsars were discovered. I was able to go and sit down and listen to graduate students talking about what their theories, to explain what pulsars really were."
- Vernor Vinge

Moon-Dome  
  A transparent hemisphere used as a habitat.  

As far as I know, the first use of the phrase "moon dome".

The day the bombs dropped there were forty-six cores lying outside the Moon-dome.
Technovelgy from Last Blast, by Eric Frank Russell.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1952
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Thirty seconds later the engine stopped. The drill Ceased its weary grinding. The lights went out and there was no illumination save through the transparent peak of the otherwise opaque dome. The U-tubes set in the wall no longer fizzed and bubbled. No oxygen trickled into the interior and no hydrogen poured outside.

Compare to moonbase from 240,000 Miles Straight Up (1948) by L. Ron Hubbard and the dome shelter from Ray Cummings 1931 novel Brigands of the Moon.

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