Decoding messages received from aliens could destroy life on Earth, warn scientists


New Delhi: As space agencies around the world are putting in every effort to search for alien life, two scientists have warned that messages sent by aliens could destroy life on Earth if not read carefully.

As per the scientists, aliens could ruin life on Earth merely through their messages – they don’t even have to be present on the planet.

In the academic paper titled ‘Interstellar Communication. IX. Message decontamination is impossible’, the two researchers from the University of Hawaii and Sonneberg Observatory in Germany have discussed the way we might read and understand a message received from space.

They found that it would be impossible to figure out how dangerous the contents of a message might be without opening it, therefore it would be safest to simply discard them without ever reading them, they warned.

According to the Independent, it’s unlikely that any alien civilization we came into contact with would be harmful, researchers Michael Hippke and John G Learned…

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