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NASA will celebrate its 50th anniversary by beaming music into deep space. The Beatles' "Across the Universe" will be sent to the North Star, which is 2.5 quadrillion miles away. It will take 431 years for the song to get there.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

If you get impatient at the time it takes to download music from the Internet, consider this. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, NASA will beam music into deep space - a first. The Beatles' peace anthem "Across the Universe" will be transmitted to the North Star, 2.5 quadrillion miles away. The song will take 431 years to get there.

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