It looks like E.T. isn’t the only one trying to phone home. NASA has released a free e-book, titled Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication, on the topic of ”establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence.” In other words, NASA gives you the scoop on communicating with aliens. Though it’s written from an academic perspective (chapter titles like “Beyond Linear B: The Metasemiotic Challenge of Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence” sound intimidating, to say the least), the tome means to engage the population with the history and challenges surrounding the search for alien life.
Want to read it for yourself? The e-book is available for download in MOBI, EPUB and PDF formats here.