It was discovered that there were thousands of caterpillars on the lunar explorer that crashed on the moon, the possibility of breeding on the moon

by Juhasz Imre

Scarab beetles are known as extremely small animals with extremely dry conditions, low-temperature environments close to absolute zero, threatening vitality that can withstand high radiation doses and vacuum conditions. It turns out that such a beetle was riding on a lunar probe that collided with the moon, and it has become a hot topic, 'Maybe a beetle may breed on the moon.'

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Israel's private space development organization, SpaceIL , launched the Beresheet lander in February 2019, aiming for the first private landing on the moon. Although it was successful until the lunar orbit entered, it was at the stage of landing, but on April 11, 2019, Beresheet lander failed to land due to engine trouble. I collided with the moon.

Beresheet Lander communicates with the Earth until just before the crash, and you can see the “last photo” of the moon and the dark universe from the following article.

The last picture sent from the probe that crashed because it failed `` private first moon landing ''-GIGAZINE

In such a Beresheet Lander, an archive called “ Lunar Library ” was installed by an organization that tried to back up the Earth ’s civilization and animal and plant data as “ Arch Mission Foundation ” and send it to the universe as a library.

Arch Mission Foundation sends records of Earth civilization to solar system stars, so that even if the earth is destroyed and some of the solar system stars disappear, aliens will discover Arch Mission Foundation data that remained on some stars Explains that there is a possibility. The archive contained English Wikipedia pages, human DNA samples, and many books. Furthermore, in the Lunar Library, not only data, but “thousands of beetles” were stored in a dry state.

by Rosa Menkman

Bears that can endure not only in many places on the earth but also in outer space enter a dormant state when the tissues shrink and stop metabolism. The beetle, which is said to be able to survive for decades without water and food, can survive for at least 5 years even in extremely dry conditions, and it can be revived even after a Beresheet Lander collides with the moon It is said that there is a very high probability of being alive.

'The best scenario is that the Lunar Library pops out of the Beresheet Lander and is around the point of collision,' says Nova Spivack, co-founder of the Arch Mission Foundation. Water is needed to revive a dry dung beetle, and it is not likely that the ice on the moon will melt and revive the dung beetle to maintain a viable environment. Still, considering the viability of the beetle, it can be said that the possibility of the breeding of the beetle colony on the moon is not zero.

by dunc

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