Sunday, March 14, 2021

Scientists Have An Idea: Let's Store Sperm On The Moon

What our sperm would see if we left it on the moon - the view of the Earth appears over the Lunar horizon as the Apollo 11 Command Module comes into view of the Moon before Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. leave in the Lunar Module, Eagle, to become the first men to walk on the Moon’s surface.
Photo: NASA/Newsmakers (Getty Images)

We’ve been writing so much about Mars lately that we almost forgot about another familiar friendly face in the sky: the moon. Our constant companion, the subject of poetry, music and whole religions throughout human history. In 2021, Scientists looked up at our sweet sister of the solar system and thought “Man, it could use some jizz.”

Well, jizz and eggs, but eggs aren’t nearly as funny.

This is serious science so you know this is actually going to be equal parts amazing and depressing. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) held its annual Aerospace Conference over the weekend. One of the presentations came from the University of Arizona and was titled: “Lunar Pits and Lava Tubes for a Modern Ark.” The presentation lays out that we’re willing to store a catalog of Earth’s plant seeds in a remote Arctic island. Shouldn’t our precious bodily fluids get similar treatment?

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