Scientists have the idea of store 6.7 million species of DNA samples from Earth on the Moon.
The authors of the idea believe that the Earth is not a safe place, and in the event of the development of the apocalyptic scenario, humanity needs a plan to "restart." They announced the plan at The International IEEE Aerospace conference, held online this year.
They think that repositories built on volcanic craters on the Moon would safely store genetic codes that would allow civilization to re-emerge.
"It's like copying photos and documents from a computer to a hard drive, which will help you if something goes wrong," said Jekan Thanga, co-author of the idea and head of SpaceTREx.
According to him, the technologies needed to implement the plan will be available in about 30 years.