Science Fiction Brewed Fresh Daily

Books In Spaaace

NASA scientist David McKay suggests that the Moon might be a good place for a massive storehouse of digital information, sort of a (less-flammable) Lunar Library of Alexandria. McKay says the lunar library could be stored on computers buried in the ground, placed inside craters, or located in hollow lava tubes.

The benefits of lunar storage are that there is no oxygen to erode the material, constant sub-freezing temperature and the Moon is currently free of all of the havoc wreaked by humankind.

Families could even pay a fee to preserve photographs in the lunar library for future civilizations. McKay calls it the “ultimate time capsule.”

Link (via BoingBoing)

Posted in Books & Authors, Science September 26th, 2006 by Chip
Comments Off on Books In Spaaace

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.