click meIt 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.
If this were april first, I'd dismiss this in the blink of an eye
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?