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The Moon Is About To Become a Backup Hard Drive For Our Cultural Treasures

This might be just the start of an apocalypse-proof backup of all culture and life on Earth, Paul Marks informsNew Scientist. The definitive goal would be for the Moon to play a role as a backup hard drive for all of our culture, religious and even genetic possessions. The first piece will be a handwritten Jewish scroll recognized as the Sefer Torah, and it will be booked to the Moon by privately funded spacecrafts expecting to win the Google Lunar X prize before the end of 2015. If positive, later flights will transport ancient Hindu scriptures and the Chinese I-Ching scripts. One there, they'll be preserved in a capsule that will shield them from tough radiation and temperature changes for at least 10,000 years, confidently alongside other cultural and biological records.

Group organizer Paul Aouizerate, an entrepreneur and inventor, told New Scientist."This is an incredible, beautiful project. These three texts are among Earth's most ancient documents, created over 3000 years ago. They are significant to billions of people."

Source: New Scientist

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