NASA Wants To Send Nudes to Space in Hopes of Attracting Extraterrestrial Life

A group of scientists at NASA have proposed sending a message into space featuring pictures of nude humans in the hopes of creating a line of communication with extraterrestrials.

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Why does NASA want to slide into those alien DMs? And, yes, we mean with nudes.

A group of scientists at the space agency have proposed sending a message into space featuring pictures of nude humans, DNA, and the solar system, among other things, in the hopes of creating a line of communication with extraterrestrials.

The proposal is called “A Beacon in the Galaxy.”

Now, to clarify, these aren’t the kind of scandalous images that the word “nude” encompasses on our planet, but rather, sketches of a naked man and woman. The illustrations will show both smiling and waving.

The scientists behind the study say, “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.”

We basically want to tell them, “Hey, this is us. This is what Earth is like. Let’s talk.”

NASA has tried something like this before, sending naked illustrations in 1972 and 1973 along with the Pioneer 10 and 11 missions, respectively.

So hopefully, this time, they don’t ghost us.