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ET doesn't need to phone home, now he can just send a text message.
So can all Australians as part of a National Science Week communication project of interstellar proportions.
From 10.30am today, people can visit the Hello From Earth website to send a text-like message to the nearest ''super Earth'' outside our solar system likely to support life.
The planet, dubbed Gliese 581d, is eight times the size of Earth and about 20 light years away, so its potential inhabitants will receive messages sent during the 2009 National Science week in 2029.
Hello From Earth spokesman and ed
Originally posted by The Utopian Penguin
Mine would be a simple request....
~GET ME THE HELL OUT OF HERE.... IT'S AN INSANE ASYLUM~
[edit on 12-8-2009 by The Utopian Penguin]
Originally posted by zazzafrazz
I just sent 2
first one was just a circle...cause i figure they wont speak english and they'll hopefully understand infinity or math.
Any idea what happened to Elvis? Can you guys travel faster than light?You're not planning on making us slaves are you? Cos I for one am quite lazy...
Hi Not human any more,
Your interstellar message has been approved.
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?
Originally posted by Now_Then
The site didn't seem to mind that I am in the UK - I don't think it's restricted to OZland, just waiting on the confirmation email.
Though the novelty would likely compel me to send something along the lines of, "OMG, this is the intergalactic interwebz and I totalliez got throughz. Hopes you guyz are coolz. Shanizzle."
Originally posted by MemoryShock