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Hello from Earth, Send a message to Gliese 581 d
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post Aug 12 2009, 06:56 AM
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OK, this sounds a bit goofy, but what the heck! wacko.gif

There's a project that the Canberra DSN is assisting in, to transmit a message to the solar system around star Gliese 581 in the direction of the constellation Libra.

The public is being invited to add messages - of 160 characters - to a website http://www.hellofromearth.net
Keep it clean and it will be included in a file to be transmitted around 0200UTC on 28th August 2009.

The project is being done as a serious piece of public science engagement for National Science Week in Australia.
The response on day one has been amazing, some of the messages left so far are hilarious.
Anything written in poor taste will be edited before transmission. We don't want to start any interstellar wars.

At over 20 light years away, don't expect any answers for quite some time laugh.gif

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post Aug 12 2009, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (Astro0 @ Aug 12 2009, 08:56 AM) *
some of the messages left so far are hilarious.


Indeed ! laugh.gif

" if you're reading this, you're far too close to our planet. "
" I bet you wish you had an interplanetary spam filter. "
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post Aug 12 2009, 12:41 PM
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post Aug 12 2009, 01:12 PM
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We need help in transferring some money to your system . . .


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post Aug 12 2009, 01:32 PM
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post Aug 12 2009, 02:09 PM
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"My dearest most beloved special Gliesian, most felicitious congratulations, you have won the Terran lottery..." rolleyes.gif


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post Aug 12 2009, 09:01 PM
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"You may be wondering why a Terran from country of Nigeria am contacting you on Gliese 581."

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post Aug 13 2009, 03:45 AM
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post Aug 13 2009, 03:54 PM
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post Aug 13 2009, 06:20 PM
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post Aug 14 2009, 02:20 AM
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All of these worlds are yours

except Europa. Attempt no landing there.

Use them together.

Use them in peace.


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post Aug 14 2009, 03:54 PM
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Hello, Earth isn't here to take your call. Please leave a message. *beep*
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