Across the Universe

Today a year ago, NASA transmitted the Beatles’ song Across the Universe toward the north star, Polaris, some 431 light years from our little blue green globe spinning through the great night.

If there’s anyone there to hear it, I hope they enjoy it…

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  • fausto

    Ooh! Ooh! This begs the famous old religio-existential question: If a Beatles song is broadcast into the middle of the universe, and no alien is there to hear it, does it make a noise?

  • Patrick Works

    Akchully…I took my own crack at this once…calling my friend in the UK from San Diego and playing my single of “Telstar” by the Tornados over the phone. Thus broadcasting via communiccations sattelite what I think is the only pop song ever recorded named after a communications sattelite.Some years later Ornette Coleman perfected all this madness by having 1/2 of his double quartet in Manhattan and the other half in the Bronx and having them play together via sattelite from opposite ends of NYC.I vote for Ornette.Patrick WorksInterstellar Punster Pioneer