New technology to install library on moon: Credit goes to Rochester man
New Delhi : The prestigious Arch Mission Foundation and Astrobotic Technology had announced plans to launch library in space. Bruce Ha, president of Stamper Technology in Rochester found a trick to install a library on the surface of the moon.
“Nickel foils, each one having 8,000 pages of text, a stack of 1.5 inches of this will contain 30 million pages which is enough to easily contain all of Wikipedia in text,” said Ha.
Named as Lunar library, it will house English Wikipedia, the Rosetta project and a digital library of human languages. It will be the first commercial mission to the moon. The Lunar library will be able to store up to 360 terabytes worth of data for nearly 14 billion years.
"I discovered a technology that can not only archive humanities information but archive it in a format that won't take up a lot of space,”said Ha.
The film is made out of nickel, which has a melting point of 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit. The surface temperature in Moon varies from hundred degrees Celsius and no technology can match this, as of now.
"Ten thousand years ago, we were caveman writing our names on caves," explains Ha. "Imagine to be able to uncover something like this and know what our civilization was like today... It's a gift to our future humanity,” said Ha.
Astrobotic Technology will take hardware systems into space, will carry the lunar library to the moon on its Peregrine Lunar Lander and store it on the moon surface.
Sources confirmed that the lunar library is set for launch in 2020 and the next mission is set for Mars.