The ark would be an underground facility staffed by robots, powered by the sun and stocked with loads of sperm, eggs, spores, and seeds from 6.7 million species on Earth — just in case we totally kill ourselves and everything around us.
Lead engineer Jekan Thanga presented the “Moon Ark” idea to a gathering of experts, including NASA, at the IEEE Aerospace Conference earlier this month, where he described it in a 20-minute presentation.
The researchers acknowledge that they still need to investigate the idea a lot more before a full plan can be assembled.
However, one question remains open:
Who will revive humanity when we are no more?