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Broadcast Your Messages To The Stars, With The Celestial Time Capsule

First Posted: Feb 10, 2016 02:33 PM EST

Get ready to send your messages to space! Researchers are planning to beam messages from around the world into space at the speed of light, according to a collaborated study by the University of Edinburgh and the U.K. Astronomical Technology Centre. This new space-messaging project will help develop a "celestial time capsule."

"We are at a pivotal point in this planet's history. Our present ecological decisions will have a massive impact on the future for all Earth's inhabitants," Paul Quast, Project Coordinator, said in a news release.

By Fall of this year, dispatches from the public will be converted into waves and it will be broadcast toward the North Star, Polaris, where it will reach its destination in 434 years. The space "message in a bottle" will have people's response to a question: "How will our present environmental interactions shape the future?"

In about 21 hours of transmission, the signal would travels deep into space, further than man's first message to the stars, Voyager 1, which was launched in 1977.

"This project will create a culturally-inspired message in a bottle capturing global perspectives that will travel into space for eons," said Quast.

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