February 27, 2024


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Experts want to retail store DNA of 6.7 million species on the moon, just in case

A “lunar ark” hidden inside of the moon’s lava tubes could preserve the sperm, eggs and seeds of millions of Earth’s species, a team of scientists has proposed.

The ark, or gene financial institution, would be securely hidden in these hollowed-out tunnels and caves sculpted by lava extra than 3 billion yrs ago and would be run by photo voltaic panels above. It would maintain the cryogenically preserved genetic substance of all 6.7 million acknowledged species of vegetation, animals and fungi on Earth, which would involve at minimum 250 rocket launches to transport to the moon, according to the researchers.