Even as the world is mesmerised by New Horizons spinning past Pluto, a team of devs have created a website to show what music extra terrestrials would be hearing if they jacked into the earthâ€™s radio broadcasts from various points in the universe.
Radio waves travel at the same speed as light, so if you journey one lightyear (5.9 trillion miles) away from Earth, youâ€™d be hearing whatever was on the radio one year ago – probably ‘Uptown Funk’, letâ€™s face it. Youâ€™d have to travel pretty far to escape that song.
It gets more absorbing the further you travel through the cosmos in the Contact-inspired simulation – Beatlemania is only just hitting extra terrestrials jacking into our radio waves from 50 lightyears away & they have all the joy of ‘Call Me Maybe’ to come.
Youâ€™d have to be 22.8 lightyears away before dealing with Meatloafâ€™s ‘I Would Do Anything For Love’ – thatâ€™s approximately as far as we like to stay from Meatloaf, to be honest.
Unfortunately (or luckily, in many cases) for ET & friends, radio waves probably arenâ€™t strong enough to make it that far through space without getting so fuzzy theyâ€™re basically inaudible.
Source: “Yahoo News”