In case you didn't know the United Nations has appointed an ambassador for our little planet, in case aliens somehow contact us in the near future. Who was chosen for this position that could be crucial in the highly unlikely event of a discussion with aliens ? Mazlan Othman, head of the Office for Outer Space Affairs.
The Malaysian astrophysicist will discuss her duties and requirements in Buckinghamshire, England next week. Here's what she had to say during a speech she gave to fellow scientists:
“The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials. When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject. The UN is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination.”
Well congratulations to her ! She could after all, represent the entire human race in case aliens decide to have a little chit chat with us - no pressure at all. However, if we were to be contacted by aliens, it would probably be via radio or something, it's really doubtful that they will just park here and come out for a talk.