NASA scientists plan to launch pictures of naked humans into space in the hope of luring aliens to us.
The depictions will also include an invitation to respond should an intelligent alien race find the space nudes.
Fortunately, the hypothetical aliens shouldn’t be too shocked by the unsolicited nudes.
The pictures aren’t graphic photographs of naked humans but a drawing of a naked man and a woman next to a depiction of DNA.
The man and woman are waving in an attempt to look more inviting.
NASA scientists revealed the image in a study that’s part of a project called the “Beacon in the Galaxy” (BITG).
The main aim of the BITG project is to send a message to any alien civilizations that could be out there.
Scientists think the pixelated illustration of a naked man and woman waving hello could help us finally make contact with extraterrestrials.
Along with the nude figures and a DNA depiction, the scientists have also tried to depict gravity.
This all adds up to become an updated binary-coded message that can be sent into space.
Scientists think a binary-coded message is most likely to be understood by aliens.
The scientists explain in their study: “Though the concept of mathematics in human terms is potentially unrecognizable to extra-terrestrial intelligence, binary is likely universal across all intelligence.
“Binary is the simplest form of mathematics as it involves only two opposing 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 Solar System’s time-stamped position in the Milky Way relative to known globular clusters, as well as digitized depictions of the Solar System, and Earth’s surface.”
The concept of sending depictions of naked humans to space isn’t new.
The Pioneer plaques sent to space on the 1972 Pioneer 10 and 1973 Pioneer 11 missions, also featured drawings of naked humans.
The plaques are attached to the antennas on the crafts.
They’re still sailing away from Earth to this day.
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