Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Earth Calling E.T.: New Project Begins Beaming Your Messages Into Deep Space

The Jamesburg Earth Station will be responsible for transmitting the messages contributed to the Lone Signal project.

  

NEW YORK — In 18 years, messages beamed out into space from Earth by a new alien-messaging project Monday (June 17) will reach a distant star system known as Gliese 526.

Officials with the Lone Signal project — a newly launched website designed to send user-written notices to any extraterrestrials who may receive them — hope that their messages might open the first dialogue between Earth and other intelligent life forms.

One of the company's first message beamed to the Gliese 526 system, located 17.6 light-years from Earth was sent by famous futurist Ray Kurzweil and reads: "Greetings to Gliese 526 from Singularity University. As you receive this, our computers have made us smarter, the better to understand you and the wisdom of the universe…" [10 Wildest Ways to Contact Aliens]

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