Project Beacon in the Galaxy (Beacon in the Galaxy – English) proposed sending a new message into space to contact extraterrestrial intelligence in the Milky Way.
- BITG – a project that brings together specialists from various institutions, such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the NASA Department of Aerospace Engineering (USA), as well as universities in the UK, the Netherlands and China.
“Space letter”, which is proposed to be sent to possible “brothers in mind” – a message encoded in a binary system, includes information about the biochemical composition of life on Earth, the position of the solar system in the Milky Way, as well as digitized scientific data, “a detailed description of naked human bodies” and an invitation to aliens to “reply” or “visit Earth”.
Danger of invasion
When Beacon in the Galaxy first shared the plans with space scientists, the UK’s University of Oxford sounded the alarm about NASA’s plans to broadcast Earth’s position and other information about the planet into space.
In their opinion, “these efforts could have dangerous unintended consequences, including launching an alien invasion.”
Anders Sandberga senior fellow at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), argues that such a broadcast could be risky.
“In the unlikely event that an alien civilization receives the message,” he told the Telegraph newspaper, “the response may not be just a friendly greeting.”
Another FHI scientist at Oxford, Toby Ordsuggested that there should be public comment before sending signals to aliens, as “space broadcast” could be “used to capture earthlings”:
“The danger, of course, is small, but we do not know with whom or what we may encounter and therefore we cannot control the likely consequences.”
While scientists argue, the Pentagon is “monitoring UFOs”
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee has scheduled a May 17 hearing on the results of 143 UFO sightings recorded between 2004 and 2021.
The congressman announced Andre Carson. Having specified that the hearings will be held by the subcommittee of the Committee on Intelligence for Combating Terrorism, Counterintelligence.
“Because this is an area of high public interest, any excessive secrecy may serve as an obstacle to unraveling the mystery, or it may prevent us from finding solutions to potential vulnerabilities,” Carson said, specifying that “the undersecretary will report on the work done to study the encounters with UFOs.” Defense Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie and Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray.
Recall that in 2017 it turned out that the Pentagon has a project known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program – English), which collects information about the alleged meetings of American pilots with UFOs and “unexplained air phenomena”.
The Pentagon in 2020 even published three videosin which unidentified objects perform strange maneuvers in the vicinity of US Air Force aircraft.