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OXFORD SCIENTIST WORRIED NASA PROJECT WILL ATTRACT “HOSTILE” ALIENS

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Some scientists are eager to make first contact with extraterrestrial civilizations — if there are even any out there.

Last month, for instance, a team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory published ideas for an updated memo to broadcast to potential aliens, a “binary-coded message” that “has been developed for transmission to extraterrestrial intelligences in the Milky Way galaxy,” according to their study.

But not everybody is thrilled about the idea of giving away our galactic location. In fact, some experts believe it’s extremely risky business.

Anders Sandberg, a senior research fellow at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), told British newspaper The Telegraph that sending out a message “has such a high impact that you actually need to take it rather seriously.”

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