The message ends with an invitation for aliens to respond using their own telescopic technology.
So, yeah, you read that correctly.
Researchers have put forward a proposal for a message to be transmitted from planet Earth out into The Milky Way, with big hopes that it’ll get some extraterrestrial attention. I mean, why the heck not?
The proposal is called “A Beacon in the Galaxy.”
The messaging plan includes representations of DNA, a map of the solar system, and illustrations of naked humans waving “hi.” Now, they’re showing two different types — a male and a female.
The message then ends with an invitation for aliens to respond using their own telescopic technology.
“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,” said the scientists behind the study.
This isn’t the first time NASA has tried something like this.
In 1972 and 1973, they sent naked illustrations along with the Pioneer 10 and 11 missions.