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A pair of US astrobiologists have come up with a cunningly simply way of attracting the attention of alien lifeforms - just cover half the Moon's surface with mirrors to throw back some extra sunlight in ET's direction.
According to New Scientist, Shawn Domagal-Goldman and Jacob Haqq-Misra of Pennsylvania State University in State College reckon the Moon-mirror could act as a kind of heliograph to beam a "code of prime number flashes" - just so distant beings fully get the message.
Originally posted by ixnay
So we can just cover half the moon in man-made crap like we do the Earth.
Originally posted by Now_Then
Why don't we just cover the entire surface of the moon in mirrors? Every Friday night we shine coloured lasers up at our new disco ball!!