The top layers of the archive disk can be viewed with an optical microscope.
SpaceX Falcon 9 wore a spacecraft manufactured by Israel called Beresheet out of Earth's gravity and sent it on its way to the surface of the Moon. Aboard Beresheet is a specially designed disk encoded with a 30 million-page archive of human civilization built to last for billions of years in the future. Support for humanity is called the "Lunar Library" by its creator, the Foundation of the Mission of the Arc (AMF).
"The idea is to put enough backups in enough space around the solar system, on a permanent basis that our precious knowledge and biological heritage will never be lost," Nova Spivack, the co-founder of the Nova Spivack, e-mail organization said. 1
9659006] AMF also put a small test archive on Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster, which launched Mars on the first demonstration mission of Falcon Heavy last year. This archive consisted of the trilogy of the Isaac Asimov Foundation, encoded in a disk made of quartz silicate glass, made for millions of years, when Roadster walked around the sun. AMF has also placed a hard copy of Wikipedia on a cubat of SpaceChain in low Earth orbit.
Beresheet hopes to make history in many ways this year.
Part of the motivation for the distant project is to leave a copy of human knowledge not only in the cloud but far beyond the clouds if the impact of climate change or potential nuclear warfare is on the planet or at some point in the future.
"While I am optimistic that humanity will face the challenge and develop a multinational planetary defense initiative to mitigate these planetary risks, it is also reasonable to have a B plan," said Spivak. "Instead of one archive in one place, our strategy is" many copies, lots of places "- and we plan to regularly send updates."
The AMF has already signed an additional planned moon mission, with Astrobotic launch, to send another Moon Moon library over the next few years. There are plans to send archives on Mars, Lagrange points around the Earth and deep underground caves on our planet.
"The interplanetary backbone network we have started can even help create an interplanetary internet." When we become a cosmic civilization, we will need ways to move large data around the solar system and protect it in transit ,
The Beresheet board is for the size and thickness of a DVD, but it consists of 25 thick thin nickel films that AMF insists on withstand radiation, extreme temperatures and other harsh conditions found in space, billions of years. there is no way to be How long will it last, but if it lasts as long as we hope, the disk may even be longer than the moon itself. The top four layers are full of 60,000 pages of small analog images that can be seen with the optical microscopic technology that has existed for centuries.The images include a kind of user manual that explains the human language, the contents of the disc, and how to reach deeper strata containing compressed digital data.
Digitized layers include a full copy of Wikipedia, more than 25,000 books, and data to understand over 5000 languages.
But if people – or perhaps somebody else – will ever get a chance to use the Lunar Library, they must first reach the surface of the moon. Now Beresheet begins only a long and complicated journey that will include several swings around the Earth to increase the size of its orbit before it jumps into orbit around the Moon and eventually attempts to land. So if everything gets clear, Wikipedia will touch the moon almost exactly 50 years after a man appears there. All aliens who are confronted with it in the future will surely be confused by a few selected entries, such as "conspiracy theories of the moon," http://www.cnet.com/ "flat Earth" or "tide challenge" . But at least they will help you illustrate why we needed a backup.