A Message From Earth

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A Message from Earth is a high-powered digital radio signal that was sent from Earth towards Gliese 581 c. Gliese 581 c is a large terrestrial extrasolar planet, and the signal was sent due to the possibility of the planet containing lifeforms. The signal was sent on 9 October 2008. It contains 501 messages that were selected through a competition on the social networking site Bebo.[1]

The message was sent using the RT-70 radar telescope of Ukraine's National Space Agency. The signal will reach the planet Gliese 581 c in early 2029.[2]

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  1. Sarah Gavin (2008-07-29). "One Giant Leap For The Bebo Community". Bebo. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  2. Moore, Matthew (2008-10-09). "Messages from Earth sent to distant planet by Bebo". .telegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-09.