From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:17:06 -0500 Archived: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:17:06 -0500 Subject: A Message From Earth Source: NASA.Gov http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120219.html 2012 February 19 Astronomy Picture of the Day [image] A Message From Earth Image Credit: Frank Drake (UCSC) et al., Arecibo Observatory (Cornell, NAIC) Explanation: What are these Earthlings trying to tell us? The above message was broadcast from Earth towards the globular star cluster M13 in 1974. During the dedication of the Arecibo Observatory - still the largest single radio telescope in the world - a string of 1's and 0's representing the above diagram was sent. This attempt at extraterrestrial communication was mostly ceremonial - humanity regularly broadcasts radio and television signals out into space accidentally. Even were this message received, M13 is so far away we would have to wait almost 50,000 years to hear an answer. The above message gives a few simple facts about humanity and its knowledge: [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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