Sunday, February 3, 2008

Beatles MP3 sent "Accross the Universe" by NASA Today

In approximately 300 years Earth time little green aliens in the Polaris star system will get their first taste of the Beatles, as today NASA has beamed an MP3 of Across the Universe from a base in Spain. They live an astounding 2.5 quadrillions miles away, whatever quadrillions are.

All this is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song and the 45th anniversary of the Deep Space Network that picks up and send signals from deep space.

Apparently Apple Records joked by saying that they don’t usually allow this kind of thing, but they will on this occasions because they “are always looking for new markets”.

One of the big questions is do aliens have ipod’s. NASA has reported that any listener would need the technology to encrypt the musical signal!

Paul McCartney’s written response to NAS on hearing the news has been , "amazing! Well done, NASA! Send my love to the aliens”.

Source: Christian Science Monitor
Image: Digger Digger Dogstar (the man's a genius)

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