Thursday, October 9, 2008

Is There Anybody Out There?

Social networking site, Bebo, held their A Message from Earth competition, from which 501 photos, drawings, and text messages were chosen to be transmitted to a planet some 20 light years from Earth.

A radio-telescope in the Ukraine, normally used to track asteroids, was used to transmit the content to the planet, though possibly capable of sustaining life. Organizers hope the binary "package" will reach Gliese 581C by 2029.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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