SETI has spent decades looking for radio signals with no results, so they have decided a new approach…
SETI is taking suggestions.
To mark SETI’s 50th anniversary, 5,000 messages will be sent into space via a radio telescope. The messages can be up to 40 words, and can say anything you like – greetings, warnings, confessions, jokes. A selection of the messages will also be featured in Paul Davies’s The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence, a new book about our search for extraterrestrial life. The promotion is being sponsored by Penguin UK and National Science and Engineering Week.
Want your message sent into space?
Submit your message of no more than 40 words at www.penguin.co.uk/eeriesilence or submit your message below.
And don’t forget to leave your suggestions in the comments.
Entries will be accepted until February 28, with the winners being announced in March. For full details and terms and conditions, see www.penguin.co.uk/eeriesilence.