How a Doomsday Vault on the Moon Could Save Earth’s Life From ExtinctionStoring Earth’s DNA on the moon could be humanity's backup plan—but how exactly would it work? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Imagine a doomsday scenario. Nuclear war erupts or an asteroid sends us the way of the dinosaurs or some other great calamity wipes out not just humanity, but all life on Earth. Could there still be hope for us if there was some sort of backup, like an external hard drive or a cloud save... but for a planet? That’s what some scientists proposed in March of this year, and they think the best place to keep our second chance safe is the moon. That brings up a whole host of issues, like getting everything up there. And I do mean everything. The scientists didn’t just propose saving a slice of life on Earth, like the seeds that are important for food. They want to preserve all of it. #moon #lunarmission #space #seeker #science #elements Read More: Scientists Are Planning to Build Noah's Ark on the Moon https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/a35796298/scientists-want-to-build-lunar-ark-to-preserve-mankind/ "In 2068, astronomers believe a potentially hazardous "God of Chaos" asteroid could slam into Earth. Both events suggest humans—and every other animal and plant on Earth—are much more susceptible to total annihilation than we think." The 'Doomsday' Seed Vault Is Meeting Its Doom Sooner Than Expected https://www.inverse.com/article/54416-why-did-we-assume-the-permafrost-would-stay-permanently-frozen "The “doomsday” connotations around Svalbard may suggest that it will only become useful in the event of some far-off catastrophe, but it’s already had to be cracked open. When fallout from the Syrian war damaged the Aleppo seed bank in 2015, scientists had to open up Svalbard to retrieve the copies they left there for safekeeping." Lava Tubes on the Moon and Mars are Really, Really Big. Big Enough to Fit an Entire Planetary Base https://www.universetoday.com/147360/lava-tubes-on-the-moon-and-mars-are-really-really-big-big-enough-to-fit-an-entire-planetary-base/ "Could lava tubes on the Moon and Mars play a role in establishing a human presence on those worlds? Possibly, according to a team of researchers. Their new study shows that lunar and Martian lava tubes might be enormous, and easily large enough to accommodate a base." ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested in all the compelling, innovative, and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker empowers the curious to understand the science shaping our world. We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/