Why Aliens Light Years From Earth Are Catching Up With Mark Ronson And The Beatles

Why Aliens Light Years From Earth Are Catching Up With Mark Ronson And The Beatles

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 earth’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, you’d be hearing whatever was on the radio one year ago – probably ‘Uptown Funk’, let’s face it. You’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. 

You’d have to be 22.8 lightyears away before dealing with Meatloaf’s ‘I Would Do Anything For Love’ – that’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 aren’t strong enough to make it that far through space without getting so fuzzy they’re basically inaudible. 

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Source: “Yahoo News”

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