Lucy in the sky

Aliens might be the first to legally download music by the Beatles.

While you can’t purchase the Fab Four’s music from iTunes or any other online store yet, NASA is beaming their tunes into space.

Using radar telescopes and scanning arrays usually reserved for listening to the skies or communicating with satellites, NASA will beam the Beatles song Across the Universe today, and invite others to do the same.

Anything listening at the other end – orbiting the target star Polaris – will have a long time to wait for the download: it is 431 light years away!

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