Hello from earth: website aims to make contact with aliens
LONDON - What would you say if you were face to face with an alien? This is the question being posed by Hello From Earth, a website that has been launched to establish contact with extra terrestrials.
Hello From Earth aims to make contact with aliens
Australia's Cosmos magazine has created the site to collect messages from internet users that will be transmitted to Gliese 581d, a planet outside our solar system deemed the most likely to support alien life.
In celebration of National Science Week in Australia and the International Year of Astronomy, the initiative is inviting internet users to compose greetings aimed at encouraging extra terrestrials to visit earth.
NASA will transmit all of the messages collected via the site to the closest earth-like planet via the Canberra Deep Space Communication complex
The signal will reach the solar system of Gliese 581around December 2029 give or take a few months. Despite traveling at the speed of light, the radio signal will need to cross 192 trillion kilometers of interstellar space before reaching the planet.
Any response will need to travel the same way back, so unless Gliesans have improved communication technologies, the soonest we could hope to receive an answer would be in 42 years around 2051.
Here are some of the best messages so far:
‘You are cordially invited to an Interplanetary BBQ. 6.00pm, 4th October, 2452 at my place BYO Meat and Beer. RSVP: Year 2100. Cheers.'
‘Hello from planet Earth. Please tell us how you don't get dizzy in your spinning UFO's - I get sick looking at Merry-Go-Rounds. Are you Aliens good looking?'
‘Hello there! Do you have Olga Berg handbags where you're from? I can help you shop for some here on Earth if you like?'
‘Do your females have high standards? I'm not much to look at, but I feel as though I can't connect with anyone from earth.'
‘Don't waste your time with us, 98% of the population are complete idiots, and that is being generous.'
‘Just out of interest: Do your spaceships run on Mac or Windows? And is your anti-virus software up to date? Just, you know, checking.'
This article was first published on revolutionmagazine.com
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