The future of the Earth is uncertain and alarming. Humanity has an amazing tendency to self-destruction. Therefore, it is logical that bright minds think about leaving somewhere in space, as in the cell of the most reliable bank, comprehensive information about terrestrial civilization.
This mission could be carried out by researchBeresheet probe launched from Earth on February 22, 2019 by the Israelis. A special module was made on board, made of thin sheets of nickel, on which, using modern technology, a library of human knowledge was recorded; it was created by specialists from the non-profit organization Arch Mission Foundation. They assure that it can be called a “backup copy of the planet Earth”, since in it, in addition to a huge number of books, educational literature and reference information, samples of human DNA and microscopic living creatures are recorded - slow-moving in a state of suspended animation.
The presence of these tiny invertebrates in the container almost served as the reason for the "beginning of colonization" of the moon.
The fact is that on April 11, 2019, the probe crashedabout the surface of the moon. While engineers calculated the causes of the Beresheet disaster, Arch Mission Foundation experts modeled it, and taking the probe’s approach to the moon and the construction of the storage as a basis, they came to the following conclusion: the probability that the “Earth backup” had survived was very high. And the tardigrades, or, as they are also called, “water bears”, possessing incredible stamina, most likely survived. Their suspended animation (in which metabolism practically stops, and the water content in the body decreases almost to zero) can last for years. But as soon as they get into a favorable environment, they quickly “resurrect”.
"Travelers not of their own accord" from EarthMoon, tardigrades were previously dehydrated and placed in a special synthetic resin. So it can be assumed (with a high degree of probability) that now on the Moon, albeit in a state of hibernation, there are quite viable creatures that, under certain conditions, can “heal” their full lives. So the first to populate the moon were not people, but "water bears."