First interstellar advertisement

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It could be the longest commercial break in history. Over a six-hour period this morning, high-powered radars in the Arctic Circle broadcast an advertisement into space for the first time.

The advertisement, for Doritos tortilla chips, was being directed towards a solar system in the Ursa Major constellation, just 42 light years from Earth. The solar system contains a habitable zone, and could host an Earth-like planet and extraterrestrial life.
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If this were april first, I'd dismiss this in the blink of an eye :confused:
While I'm not against the idea as such, what kind of first impression about our species would this give anyone who does recieve it on the other end?
 

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[what kind of first impression about our species would this give anyone who does recieve it on the other end?
That depends. If they are shaped like Doritos, it could pose a problem.
 
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That depends. If they are shaped like Doritos, it could pose a problem.
:rofl: Good point.

Who knows, maybe it violates some Galactic ordinance on wasteful use of EM fields.
 
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I thought we were supposed to write out 'Coke is Life' in supernovas...
 
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I knew about the strawberry ice cream... As per Jimmy, let's just hope that we aren't invaded by giant Dorito creatures. That would be terrible!
 

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