Friday, November 17, 2017

Phoning E.T.: Message Sent to Nearby Planet That Could Host Life

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Artist’s Illustration of the GJ 273 System
Artist’s illustration of the GJ 273 system, which consists of a red dwarf star and two known planets, one of which may be capable of supporting life.
Credit: Danielle Futselaar/METI

      If there are any intelligent aliens in the GJ 273 system, they can expect to hear from us about a dozen years from now.

Last month, scientists and artists beamed a message to GJ 273, a red
By Mike Wall
dwarf also known as Luyten's star that lies 12.36 light-years from Earth, project team members revealed today (Nov. 16). Luyten's star hosts two known planets, one of which, GJ 273b, may be capable of supporting life as we know it.

1 comment :

  1. This is stupid. Any alien civilization that could respond would be as advanced as the Europeans that invaded the Americas, and the results would be the same for us. Best to shut up and keep a low profile.


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