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Engineers propose solar-powered lunar ark as 'modern global insurance policy'

Engineers propose solar-powered lunar ark as 'modern global insurance policy'

University of Arizona researcher Jekan Thanga is taking scientific inspiration from an unlikely source: the biblical tale of Noah's Ark. Rather than two of every animal, however, his solar-powered ark on the moon would store cryogenically frozen seed, spore, sperm and egg samples from 6.7 million Earth species.Thanga and a group of his undergraduate and graduate students outline the lunar ark concept, which they call a "modern global insurance policy," in a paper presented over the weekend during the IEEE Aerospace Conference."Earth is naturally a volatile environment," said Thanga, a...

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