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How a Doomsday Vault on the Moon Could Save Earths Life From Extinction

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Storing Earths DNA on the moon could be humanity's backup planbut how exactly would it work?
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Imagine a doomsday scenario. Nuclear war erupts or an asteroid sends us the way of the dinosaurs or some other great calamity wipes out not just humanity, but all life on Earth.

Could there still be hope for us if there was some sort of backup, like an external hard drive or a cloud save... but for a planet? Thats what some scientists proposed in March of this year, and they think the best place to keep our second chance safe is the moon.

That brings up a whole host of issues, like getting everything up there. And I do mean everything. The scientists didnt just propose saving a slice of life on Earth, like the seeds that are important for food. They want to preserve all of it.

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