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  • The ultimate off-site backup

    So assuming the mission continues well, in 2014 the Rosetta Probe will land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will measure the comet’s molecular composition. Then it will remain at rest as the comet orbits the sun for hundreds of millions of years. So somewhere in the solar system, where it is safe but hard to reach, a backup sample of human languages is stored, in case we need one.
    As jwz says: ‘The Rosetta Disc is now safely installed on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.’

    (tags: rosetta long-now history language comets solar-system space)

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