What’s the minimum number of people needed to survive an apocalypse?

It turns out that as little as 98 people can ensure the survival of humanity in an apocalypse. In a 2018 study, researchers concluded that a crew of 49 breeding pairs of unrelated people is just enough to ensure a genetically diverse population during a hypothetical 6,300-year journey to Proxima Centauri b, the closest Earth-like planet we could try to reestablish society in after an Earth-shattering apocalypse. Read full article here


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