LONDON:  Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire who is funding the USD 100 million search for aliens, is offering USD 1 million prize money to craft the best message to send to an extraterrestrial civilisation.

Frank Drake, an astronomer who has been at the centre of searches for extraterrestrial intelligence since the 1960s, said that the first thing the judges would do was eliminate any entries written in human languages.

“Some people have foolishly composed messages in English. Big mistake,” Mr Drake said.

Mr Drake has been involved in previous efforts to devise interplanetary messages, including the plaque on the Pioneer and Voyager space probes, which are now the farthest human objects from Earth, ‘The Times’ reported.

Given that the message may take thousands of years to reach intelligent life, it should include as much information as possible for the creatures receiving it.

“Don’t just send a message like, ‘We want to be your friends’. The ETs will just get disappointed and mad at this,” Mr Drake said.

Mr Drake said the key was to think about what we have in common with other beings.

“There are many common reference points. Chemistry, for instance. Through the spectral lines of elements, which are the characteristic fingerprints they leave on the light spectrum, we can give scale – hydrogen’s spectral line could be a common unit of length,” Mr Drake said.

Pulsars would also be a common reference point. The lighthouses of the universe, these neutron stars emit characteristic bursts of radiation. They can be used to describe a time interval, he said.

The USD 100-million Breakthrough Initiatives programme was launched by eminent British physicist Stephen Hawking at the Royal Society in London last week.

Funded by Ms Milner, the programme has been characterised as the “biggest scientific search ever undertaken for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth.”

 

Source www.ndtv.com

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101 Comments

Johnathan North · August 20, 2016 at 11:55 pm

i will write it. i will take that 1 million please.

Daniel Anderson · August 10, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Thank you for the “inventions” of completed human infrastructure. And the cellular building therom. As well as your best explaination of what is to come, and the technology we do not yet deserve. As in your spiritualist state, you are waiting for us to evolve naturally as you have seen.

I only hope this is a real and definate entry as I have little time, to be a civilian any longer to divulge such information to the public. And will be left to keep it for myself to use and in books in full. To plant the seed of your meaning, as I began our conversation understanding the vessels we both are and will continue to be.

Shafee Amin · August 8, 2016 at 3:42 am

Those who are aware- you don’t need a message from these humans. There are better ones.

Lunatic A.M. Culpepper · August 7, 2016 at 11:56 am

Nano#nano#chip#inn

    Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I’m a Culpepper through Argent Culpepper who married Walter Newman to become my very Grt Grandparents.

Allan Brown · August 7, 2016 at 6:32 am

Quick get the fuck away!!!

Lawrence John · August 7, 2016 at 5:17 am

Just tell them this place is so F’d up, theres really no need to intervene …

William Powers · August 7, 2016 at 4:09 am

Yep, mmmmmmm no shit…how about hey there is no intelligent life down here!

Diego Parra · August 7, 2016 at 2:30 am

Take me to your leader.

Sylvain Trudel · August 7, 2016 at 1:39 am

Stupid guy I don’t know how he made is money but Aliens are already here !

Tommy Gunn · August 7, 2016 at 12:58 am

Lol👽🔌🔋✨🎤

Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 6, 2016 at 11:55 pm

Ill Saint yes we do. Now look at the PYX/Mhaica book cover I drew with the White Crow above the little aliens head.

Ill Saint · August 6, 2016 at 11:46 pm

“Know the difference of how they feel and what is being lied”

Ill Saint · August 6, 2016 at 11:43 pm

“We are not here to make believe but what our presence made you think”

Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 6, 2016 at 11:42 pm

You see between the lines take the test

Ill Saint · August 6, 2016 at 11:41 pm

“Experience is real”

Ill Saint · August 6, 2016 at 11:38 pm

“Sharing what we know and they told isn’t”

Ill Saint · August 6, 2016 at 11:37 pm

“Everyone wants to fly”

Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 6, 2016 at 11:37 pm

Ill Saint you’re are competing loudly

Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 6, 2016 at 11:34 pm

Just through your Convenance with the MIND

Ill Saint · August 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm

“The experience capability decide,without judgement”

Julio Padilla · August 6, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Egg Man

Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 6, 2016 at 11:31 pm

Yes, again, Rastafari! Been there done that out of kindness. Fear is the marriage of stagnation & beliefs that begin to stifle then lose it’s bounds. Great photos though love the faces in the fallout plasma. Came from a huge mind

Ill Saint · August 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm

“The system belong to us”

Ill Saint · August 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm

“Feel comfortable”

Ill Saint · August 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

“We love the rudeness of humans that define their fear and weakness”

Tommy Gunn · August 6, 2016 at 10:41 pm

NO I ONLY CAME TO TELL YOU…YOUR SOUL IS A ALIEN #NEWERA

    Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 6, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Shh I texted Prem, I already recognize that you’re god but since I’m an atheist Jew im interested in the thought why Prem sees himself as a saver of souls in a group obviously dangerous to his thinking.

    Tommy Gunn · August 6, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    #TRUTH SORRY ABOUT DAT QUEEN😉

    Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 6, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Tommy Gunn thanks for your recognition & respect but Prem isn’t answering us.

    Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Ja Rastafari! I’m also not Rasta but my beloved granddaughters are biracial of ME/Jamaica & Trinidadians who had natural dreads till their father returned to Trinidad

Patricia Stockman-beatty · August 6, 2016 at 10:39 pm

Prem did you come into these threads to save our souls for believing in aliens?

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