Tight secrets of David Copperfield's magic tricks were accidentally dumped on the moon's surface after a failed mission by an Israeli company.
They are among a record of humanity's greatest successes currently on the surface of the moon after a failed attempt to land a probe, experts say.
Israel was unsuccessful last week in its attempt to become the first country to land a private spacecraft on our natural satellite.
Space IL's Space Beresheet spacecraft, however, had a library with all Wikipedia and 30,000 books and manuals in 5,000 languages.
In addition to the Bible and an Israeli time capsule, some of the strangest items on board were the magical secrets of David Copperfield and a recipe for queso – a cheese-based Tex-Mex appetizer – delivered by a Texas cafe.
The craft itself was destroyed in the attempt, but the makers of the Lunar Library – which was designed to be indestructible – say it may have survived.
They call on the public to help them identify the potential impact site of the library after the canceled landing.
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A record of humanity's greatest successes is on the surface of the moon after Israel's failed attempt to land a probe, experts say. The Lunar Library (photo) contains 25 nickel films, resembling small DVDs with about half the thickness of a human hair
WHAT IS BERESHEET?
Beresheet stood about five feet (1 m) long and 7.5 feet (2.3 m) wide with its landing gear and legs deployed
The probe remained in the orbit of the earth for a month before slowly widening its ellipse to the farthest point of the planet, nearly 250,000 miles (400,000 km) away.
Beresheet was then slowly introduced into the orbit of the moon.
The intention was to land on the surface of the moon as the first private vessel, where it was designed to work for only two days.
However, on April 11, 2019, Space IL – the firm behind the project – reported that the vessel was starting to fall apart just 15 kilometers from the surface.
The & # 39; Lunar Library & # 39; was created by the Arch Mission Foundation, based in LA, with the goal of the & # 39; precious knowledge and biological heritage & # 39; from humanity well into the future.
The library contains 25 nickel film discs, which resemble small DVDs with about half the thickness of a human hair.
Each disc consists of several information layers, the first four of which consist of a maximum of 60,000 photos from pages with books, photos, illustrations and documents.
& # 39; We have installed the first library on the moon or have installed the first archaeological ruins from early human attempts to build a library on the moon & # 39 ;, told the co-founder of the Nova Spivack mission to Mashable.
& # 39; If you look at the moon from now on, you realize that there is a lost library of Wikipedia, 30,000 books, 5,000 languages, and the history of the world. & # 39;
Arch Mission has created a Google document with all technical specifications of the Lunar Library.
It also compiles all data from the crash, collected by SpaceIL, the Israeli non-profit organization behind Beresheet.
One space engineer has already suggested that the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter from NASA can recognize the impact crater of the spacecraft, although the available library is probably too small to see.
Israel failed last week in an attempt to become the first country to land a private spacecraft on our natural satellite. The SpaceIL moon module is displayed in a special & # 39; clean room & # 39; during a press tour of their factory near Tel Aviv, Israel
The craft (artist & # 39; s impression) itself was destroyed in the attempt, but the makers of the Lunar Library – which was designed to be indestructible – say it may have survived
Beresheet, which translates to Genesis, or & # 39; In The Beginning & # 39 ;, a set of small discs – weighing just 3.5 ounce (100 g), about half the weight of a tennis ball – with 30 million pages of documents,
The first layer is visible to the naked eye and can be viewed with a 100-fold magnification microscope. It contains 1,500 pages of text, images, logos, and other information.
It also contains the contents of the Rosetta portable drive, a manual for more than 1,000 human languages
The following three layers can be viewed with a magnification of 1000 times. These layers contain 20,000 images of texts and photos, including the basic explanations of more than one million concepts.
Other information on the disc is technical instructions describing the scientific and technical knowledge required for accessing, decoding, and understanding of the digital information located later in the Lunar Library.
There is also a full copy of the English-language Wikipedia, Israeli history and data from the Long Now Foundation, a language guide for 5,000 languages.
The Lunar Library amounts to approximately 200GB of data when the digital content is decompressed.
This would take approximately 12 to 20 hours to download via an average high-speed home cable connection.
SpaceIL has released a final image (shown) of the lander shortly after the failure (shown). Experts call on the public to help them identify the potential impact site of the library after the canceled landing
There have been countless moon landings as a result of the space race between the US and the USSR from the 20th century – including the famous Apollo 11 mission where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people on the moon
WHAT IS SPACE AND WHO IS THE BILLION BEHIND IT?
SpaceIL is an Israeli non-profit organization that aims to make history by landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon.
It is collaborating with Israeli air and space company Israel to launch an unmanned module on the lunar surface in December.
The largest South African-Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn, who earned most of his wealth through his telecom software company Amdocs.
Israeli billionaire investor Morris Kahn (center) poses with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Space Division general manager Opher Doron (1st-R) during a press conference to announce the launch of a spacecraft to the moon
SpaceIL, founded in 2011, originally fought against Google & # 39; s Lunar Xprize, which challenged private companies to try to get an unmanned spacecraft on the moon.
But the $ 20 million (£ 15 million) competition was abolished earlier this year by the tech giant when it became clear that none of the five companies would meet a March deadline.
Despite financial pitfalls in recent years, with the SpaceIL spacecraft permanently grounded, the team is confident that the December launch will take place on time.