Yes, you read it right: NASA is sending nudists to space.
According to a recent discovery, NASA wants to communicate with extraterrestrial species by sending nudists into space.
A recent study called “Beacon In The Galaxy” (BITG) aims to make contact with any intelligent life forms that might be hiding in the galaxy.
The study claims that these images and the message they accompany are encoded in binary code because space scientists believe this is the form of media that extraterrestrial life that may be searching for our signals is most likely to understand.
The photographs in question show rough doodles of a man and woman waving while naked in an effort to appear nicer. The image is complemented by pictures of our DNA sequence, showing everyone who may be seeing what makes us who we are.
The project contains instructions on how the aliens may communicate with people on Earth, so if they are pleased with what they observe, they will be able to respond.
It is also expected that as part of their brand-new endeavor that will soon be sent into space, scientists will try to define and explain gravity.
In their official project document, scientists write that while the concept of mathematics in human terms may be unfamiliar to extraterrestrial intelligence, binary is “likely universal across all intelligence.”
Since binary simply has two opposing states, such as zero and one, yes or no, black or white, mass or empty space, it is the most basic type of mathematics.
“The proposed message includes basic mathematical and physical concepts to establish a universal means of communication followed by information on the biochemical makeup 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 document continues.
Basically, it has everything extraterrestrials would require to get in touch with us.
Naturally, this isn’t the first time we’ve uploaded nude pictures of ourselves to the depths of space. Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 missions from 1972 both featured naked individuals attached to their antennae, ready for any visiting aliens who might want to have a peep.
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