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01/02/2016 10:20 GMT | Updated 01/02/2016 10:59 GMT

Professor Brian Cox Picks Carl Sagan To Represent Humans To Intelligent Alien Civilisation

Professor Brian Cox has picked his top choice to represent the human race to an "intelligent alien civilisation.

In an interview with the Guardian, he said: "I would have chosen Carl Sagan, but I can’t now."

Comedian Robin Ince also chimed in to say: "just from our experience of working with him, someone that I think has a wonderful way of explaining ideas, and also has the correct temperament to meet possible alien cultures, is [Canadian astronaut] Chris Hadfield."

If and when we do meet our extraterrestrial friends, the first introduction probably won't be an easy one.

Who would you pick for the job?