June 12, 2013

Searching for Alien Life, One Text at a Time

o-LONE-SIGNAL-SPACE-MESSAGE-570.jpg On June 18, space-technology startup Lone Signal plans to start sending text messages and photos into deep space, toward a distant star. The company has leased a radio telescope to beam the messages. Business Week reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe scientific part of the message will be sent continuously as a way to alert anyone out there that we are here and have fully sorted hydrogen, the universe's most abundant element. The other part is capitalistic, a social-media venture to allow the deep diversity of humanity to send personal messages and images across deep space.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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