From the Archives: Carl Sagan on How We Would Communicate With Advanced Extraterrestrial Life

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If life exists elsewhere in the Universe, would we be able to communicate with it? In this clip from the 1977 Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, “The Planets”, a young Carl Sagan demonstrates how we could send a signal that would make sense to intelligent beings that have evolved independently from us.


The Daily Galaxy Editorial Staff via The Royal Institution


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