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originally posted by: lostbook
a reply to: SleeperHasAwakened
If I remember correctly from Astronomy class way back in college, Scientists do something similar with satellites; not for communication but for observation. I asked my professor if there is a way to use rocky planets to "bounce" light so that Astronomers could see the hard to see places in Space. He told me that they already do that. So, if Astronomers figured out a way to do that then I'm almost sure that someone has figured out a way to do what you suggest.
originally posted by: Maxatoria
The idea sounds good but if your tech is that advanced surely you would just pop over in a ship rather than mess around a lot and have the hope that someone is watching that pulsar 24x7 and recording it and more importantly is able to spot that there is an embeded signal in there and decode it.
Such communications would still be at the speed of light so would take years to reach us and any signal reaching us now probably would of been aimed at the dinosaurs.