In Space, No One Can Hear You Rock – NASA Plays The Beatles on Mars

If Martians had been listening in to Earth’s radio signals as of late, they too would no doubt be sick of hearing unnecessary remix after unnecessary remix of Gotye‘s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’. NASA are presumably worried of this, and employee Eric Blood has revealed on Reddit that a list of  ’wake-up calls’ are used to stir up the Mars Curiosity rover as it investigates the red planet’s climate, including The Beatles‘ ’Good Morning Good Morning’.

NASA claim that the music is used to ‘wake up’ the Rover, but we all know that they’re attempting to pacify aliens that are one more One Direction song away from destroying the Earth.

This can be seen in the choice of music, which is, well, pretty darn decent. The Doors‘ ‘Break on Through’, Anthrax‘s ‘Got the Time’, Frank Sinatra‘s ‘Come Fly With Me’ and, naturally, the Star Wars theme (let’s just hope that the Death Star doesn’t pick up on that one first).

I suggest blasting out a little of David Bowie‘s ‘Life on Mars’ and seeing what replies.

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About Josh Gripton

Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.