Beatles USA Debut Is Still Playing Among The Stars, Light-Years Away

CBS San Francisco

MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) — When the Beatles first appeared on American television, February 9, 1964, images of the Fab 4 traveled at the speed of light into the hearts and minds of some 73 million viewers.

As fans mark the 50th anniversary of Paul, George, Ringo and John’s stellar debut, that first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show is still soaring in outer space.

According to researchers for Inside Science, ‘All My Lovin’ is nearly 300 trillion miles from Earth, and still traveling.

Contributor Amanda Page worked with scientists from the SETI Institute in Mountain View, and the American Astronomical Society. They charted the British Invasion Into Space and found that right now, the show is more than 50 light-years away on a star in the Pegasus constellation.

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Inside Science’s infographic follows the trajectory of that fateful broadcast…

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