Scientists will send illustrations of human body parts into space in hopes of attracting aliens
In hopes of attracting the attention of aliens, scientists plan to send illustrations of human body parts into space.
According to Soch Fact Check, NASA is not working on a broadcast to launch images of naked humans in space. There were earlier misleading reports that suggested the experiment was being conducted at the request of the US space agency.
Also, this experiment is not funded by NASA. It appears to come from a study recently published in arXiv – an online database of non-peer-reviewed publications – on a hypothetical way to send a message to potential extraterrestrial lifeforms somewhere in the galaxy of the Way. milky.
The proposal, “A Beacon in the Galaxy” (BITG), was submitted by 11 researchers from various institutions, including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Scientists believe proper contact can be made with another form of life, which has been tried and failed for 150 years, by sending a pixelated illustration of a naked woman and man waving “hello”, in a attempt to appear inviting.
Besides the pixelated illustrations, the scientists also included a representation of gravity and DNA.
Scientists believe that a message encoded in binary is more likely to be understood by extraterrestrials.
“Although the concept of mathematics in human terms is potentially unrecognizable to extraterrestrial intelligence, binary is likely universal across all intelligence,” the scientists said in their official project document.
“Binary is the simplest form of mathematics because it involves only two opposite states: zero and one, yes or no, black or white, mass or empty space.”
They added: “The proposed message includes basic mathematical and physical concepts to establish a universal means of communication followed by information on the biochemical composition of life on Earth, the timestamped position of the solar system in the Milky Way relative to the known globular clusters, as well as digitized representations of the solar system and the Earth’s surface.
Notably, this isn’t the first time scientists have attempted to project nude images of humans into space.
The Pioneer 10 in 1972 and the Pioneer 11 in 1973 – the missions both contained illustrations of naked humans strapped to their antennae, ready and waiting for any extraterrestrials who might like a little peek.
Note: The original version of the story “NASA will launch images of naked humans into space to lure aliens” has been edited to correct an erroneous impression that suggested the US space agency was sending images of parts of the human body. The necessary changes have now been made to reflect the updated information.
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