Curiosity played the new song by Will.i.am for the Martians, but no one seemed to respond.
First Ever Music Transmission from Mars
Mount sharp on Mars
Mars land rover Curiosity sure seemed to be in a musical mood on Mars. For the audience of Students and Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, Curiosity played the song by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas on Tuesday.
It’s a pity that Curiosity doesn’t have loud speakers. After the 330 million-mile trip to the Red planet Mars, it would have been a perfect opportunity to show the fellow ‘Martians’ or any other being the awesome music we earthlings have. “Why do they say that sky’s the limit when I have footprint on the moon?” says Will.i.am in his song ‘REACH FOR THE STARS’. Well, nevertheless, the thin air of Mars won’t provide a good quality sound. It seems Martians are out of luck. Curiosity is lone enjoyer.
Will.i.am was among the group of parade of the celebrities who had all come along together on 5th August to watch the 1-ton rover touch down the Mars at what is now the ‘Bradbury Landing’ spot. This song debut is just a way of expression to cheer and congrats the advance of science and technology in this case.
For the music lovers, this isn’t the first song that NASA played from outer space. The CASSANI spacecraft had recorded radio frequencies from Saturn. These frequencies were then incorporated in the song “Sun Rings” by the Kronos Quartet. In 2008, the 40th anniversary of the Beatles song “Across the Universe” was transmitted in deep space in honor of its celebration.
Seems space creatures have either not received our songs, or they may be dumb, or too ignorant to say the least. It is obvious that though we might not have the greatest technology in the universe, we have the most AWESOME MUSIC in the whole Universe. Three cheers for MUSIC.
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