Credit: Florian Voggeneder
Storage Technology for Observed Nearby Extraterrestrial Shelters: STONES liberates objectively assured facts – the existence of all currently known exoplanets on which liquid water could exist and therefore life could develop – from any cultural interpretation. Transcribed into binary code, it passes their coordinates, their sizes, the duration of a year and other fundamental characteristics on to coming generations. One plate serves as a legend, ensuring that no prerequisite cultural background is necessary in order to decipher the pure information stored on the second granite tablet. Placing them on top of each other during storage further protects the precious data inside. Since all the information is given in proportion to its corresponding value on earth, the units will stay in a secure location on our current planet.