Earth Black Box

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Australian scientists and artists are going to make black box of the planet to hold the world accountable for their actions by creating a black box of the planet.


  • Earth Black Box is a steel structure that will record every step humans take towards the civilization to crash.
  • It will basically provide an unbiased account of the events that lead to the demise of the planet, hold accountability for future generations and inspire urgent action.
  • The box will be constructed in Tasmania, an Australian island state off the south coast.

Key Features

  • It will be made with 3-inch thick steel and covered with solar panels.
  • It will operate much like a plane’s flight recorder, which records an aircraft’s final moments before crashing.
  • The storage drives inside Earth’s Black Box are designed to last for around 30 to 50 years.
  • This Box is expected to be completed in early 2022.

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