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Beatles' 'Across the Universe' to Be Blasted Into Space

Picture this: Aliens on a distant planet stopping in their tracks, turning to the sky and then holding hands and swaying to The Beatles "Across the Universe." The Fab Four fans at NASA will be hoping for that result this Monday when they beam the song at 186,000 miles per second at the North Star, Polaris, via the Deep Space Network.

Set to be a multiple anniversary on Monday, the song's space release marks the original recording of the Beatles classic 40 years ago, NASA's 50th anniversary, 45 years of the Deep Space Network, and the launching of Explorer 1 (the first U.S. satellite). John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono sent her congratulations and encouragement to the space agency saying, "I see this as the beginning of the new age in which we will communicate with billions of planets across the universe." We're just hoping we communicate with more than billions of planets, since we're pretty sure they are non-sentient.

Fans are encouraged to participate by cranking up their stereos (the neighbors won't mind since it's a stellar occasion) at midnight GMT (that's 7pm Eastern Standard Time) on Monday the 4th.


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