Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Library on the moon

The moon might be a good place for a massive storehouse of digital information, sort of a Lunar Library of Alexandria (that hopefully won't burn down). That's the idea proposed by NASA scientist David McKay, who ten years ago led the team that announced that a Mars meteorite contained evidence of life. According to the New Scientist blog, McKay says the lunar library could be stored on computers buried in the ground, placed inside craters, or located in hollow lava tubes.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Awesome. And anyone who wanted to destroy it would have to develop a sufficiently advanced technology to get to it. In which case, we win.