Some of the longest messages ever sent to space

Hello! Is there someone out there reading messages from humankind?

Are we alone in this cosmos or not? That thought is what has to let academicians, scientists, astronauts and even Hollywood completely baffled. Till now, most of our experiments and explorations point out that we might be alone in the universe. But that has not stopped us from being hopeful and decidingonce in a while to shout in the dark abysses of space.Can anyone hear us? Some of these messages are interesting and fascinating, but many times, we just spit random gibberish in the space just to attract extraterrestrials attention. Afew of those random yet long messages are discussed below.

A movie that aliens might (might not) love.

What do you think aliens would want from humankind? Yes, you are right! Like everyone else, a Hollywood magnum opus (insert sarcastic smirk). That might have been the idea when in the year 2008, the Deep Space Communication Network decided to beam the movie to Alpha Centauri, our nearest star system. Whether aliens have watched our two hours-long “message” that gave them a glimpse of life on the earth, we are not sure.

The Golden records.

When the Voyager mission was launched in the year 1977, it was a historic moment. The twin Voyager has a Golden record and a phonograph to play (in case an alien civilization got their hands on them). The records were compiled by the brilliant astronomer Carl Sagan who complied ninety minutes of music from all across the world, greetings in fifty-five languages, random sounds as ocean waves, raindrops. Carl Sagan, for some strange reasons, also added his girlfriend’s brain wave, and the whole compilation is a bit more than two hours long. Since Voyagers are now in interstellar space, let’s hope that somebody out there listens to the voices of earthlings.

Craigslist Ads.

That might be the ultimate dream of any extraterrestrial, to find a home for “loveable puppies in Texas”. Well, you might not agree bit Craigslist CEO seems to think that this might attract aliens to humans. He, with the help of Deep Space Communication,send about 100,000 Craigslist’s ads in the space. These ads are not sent in some particular directions but are sent out randomly in space. So, if you find an alien interested in your 2008 model fully automatic washing machine, then we all know whom to thank.

So, what message would you like to send to the space?

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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