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2009-08-14 01:04:00

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Australians will have the opportunity to send text-like messages to potential intelligent life beyond Earth thanks to an initiative to be launched today to mark National Science Week. From today until 5.00 pm Monday, 24 August, the public can visit www.HelloFromEarth.net to post goodwill messages that will be transmitted to the nearest Earth-like planet outside our Solar System likely to support life. The planet - Gliese 581d - is eight times...

2009-08-13 19:56:20

An Australian magazine is giving people a chance to send a message to far-distant planets, assuming anyone is out there to listen. The messages would be sent to Gliese 581d, a water-covered world eight times the size of Earth, COSMOS Magazine said. The planet, 20 light years from Earth, is the closest Earth-type planet discovered so far. It's like a 'message in a bottle' cast out into the stars, said Wilson da Silva, editor of COSMOS. What's interesting is not just whether there's anyone...

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2009-08-12 11:50:00

An Australian website is giving users the opportunity to send their messages into space. People will be able to post messages no more than 160 characters to Gliese 581d, which is the nearest Earth-like planet outside the solar system that is likely to support life.  Users can do this from August 12 until August 24. The website said that the expected delivery time and day is about 20 years from now, and there is no guarantee of a response. "It's like a 'message in a bottle' cast out...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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