STRASBOURG, France, March 9 (UPI) -- Plans are being made for the installation of an information storage bank on the moon, experts said at a science meeting in Strasbourg, France.
The so-called "Doomsday ark" would provide the tools for the reconstruction of the human race in case civilization is ever destroyed, The Sunday London Times reported.
The ark's basic version, which would be buried close to the moon's surface, would include hard discs containing DNA information and instructions for growing crops and metal making, the report said.
The underground vault reportedly would transmit data to strongly guarded receivers on Earth.
"Eventually, it will be necessary to have a kind of Noah's ark there, a diversity of species from the biosphere," scientist Bernard Foing said.
The first ark, which would have a 30-year lifespan, is expected to be installed on the moon by 2020 at the latest. The completed archive should be ready by 2035, scientists said.
Since it seems that I always identify EVERYTHING with a song, here is THE PERFECT tune from Sopwith Camel's recently "REMASTERED 2006" CD - The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon
Whose going to live in all those cities underground?
If they move there, will they ever come out of the ground?
Are they going to raise the children in tiny caverns in the ground?
Send the children out to play in the sound they have found......
Who's going to go on all those trips in outer space?
All their lives in the dark of outer space
After a hundred generations
A billion miles from the sun
All these spaced out people
Finally find another one
You can sample the rest of the tracks here (astronaut food is my favorite) and read about the history of Sopwith Camel here
If you don't remember Sopwith Camel, I'm sure you will after listening to this song -Hello Hello