Thanks to the advancement of science and space discoveries, fanciful ideas of science fiction movies that showed the existence of parallel universes and extraterrestrial life seem more and more likely. With the goal of making contact with outer spacethe POT spearheads a new project hoping to lure aliens to humans.
Through the “Beacon in the Galaxy” initiative, the United States space agency plans send images of a naked man and woman beside a representation of DNA. Also will include a “friendly message” in order to attract any alien civilization.
The information was released by the New York Post, where it was revealed that the message points to receive a reply from any species from outer space. The images that will be sent will not be photographs of real people but drawings that represent the human body, although to draw more attention, the man and the woman will be waving.
What will the message that NASA will send to space say?
Scientists will include a representation of gravity in the message. Solar system concepts, mathematics, physics, and geography will also be illustrated. The scientists indicated that “the proposed message includes basic mathematical and physical concepts to establish a universal means of communication.”
They will also disseminate “information on the biochemical composition of life on Earth, the time-stamped position of the Solar System in the Milky Way relative to known globular clusters, as well as digitized representations of the Solar System and Earth’s surface.” ”.
Faced with the challenge of finding an appropriate language for the project, specialists chose to use binary code to broadcast the communication. “Although the concept of mathematics in human terms is potentially unrecognizable to extraterrestrial intelligence, the binary is likely to be universal across all intelligence,” they explained.
“The binary system is the simplest form of mathematicssince it involves only two opposite states: zero and one, yes or no, white or black, mass or empty space”, adds the publication.