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A Message From Earth

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]


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