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Title    Why We Need a ‘Moon Ark’ to Store Frozen Seeds, Sperm and Eggs from 6.7 Million Earth Species
Date    Sunday March 14 2021, @05:15AM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the ♫sowing-the-seeds-of-love♫ dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/03/13/0420219

upstart writes in with an IRC submission for c0lo:

[Nearly 4 years ago, we covered flooding at the "doomsday" seed bank at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Fortunately, there was no harm to the seed samples stored there. For further background, consult the Wikipedia entry on the seed vault. --Ed]

Why We Need A ‘Moon Ark’ To Store Frozen Seeds, Sperm And Eggs From 6.7 Million Earth Species:

Species or planets[sic] could be wiped off the face of the Earth any minute—so we need a “Moon Ark” to safely store frozen eggs, sperm, seeds and other DNA matter from all 6.7 million Earth species.

That’s according to students and staff at the University of Arizona, who at the IEEE Aerospace Conference last weekend divulged details of an ambitious “modern global insurance policy” for our planet.

Their daring plan is to build a complex in the Moon’s lava tubes staffed by robots and fuelled by solar panels on the lunar surface.

[...] The incredible plan to build a lunar base that includes an underground ark goes something like this:


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Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "Svalbard Global Seed Vault" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/05/20/1624254
  3. "Wikipedia entry on the seed vault" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard_Global_Seed_Vault
  4. "Why We Need A ‘Moon Ark’ To Store Frozen Seeds, Sperm And Eggs From 6.7 Million Earth Species" - https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2021/03/09/why-scientists-want-to-build-a-moon-ark-to-store-frozen-seed-sperm-and-eggs-from-67-million-earth-species/
  5. "IEEE Aerospace Conference" - https://aeroconf.org/
  6. "the Moon’s lava tubes" - https://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethhowell1/2020/08/19/why-we-should-build-astronaut-cities-in-moon-and-mars-lava-tubes
  7. "SphereX robots" - http://spacetrex.arizona.edu/spherex.html
  8. "quantum levitation above a powerful magnet" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6AAhTw7RA
  9. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=47981

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