Library on the moon
September 21st, 2006 by Tom Johnson

Friend Laura Soto-Bara posts the following to the NewsLib listserv:

Library on the moon
Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The moon might be a good place for a massive storehouse of digital
information, sort of a Lunar Library of Alexandria. 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….  From the post:

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

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