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What would you tell aliens about Earth and humanity given the chance? A campaign has been launched inviting submissions for a short message to be sent millions of miles into space to the Voyager probes, in the hope that intelligent life may someday stumble upon it.

Devised by Professor Christopher Riley from the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, the campaign seeks to add to the collection of “golden records” currently aboard the Voyager 1 and 2 probes.

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interesting to think that with the vastness of space, once we lose contact with these probes it's possibly the last time they will ever be spotted by intelligent life.
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interesting to think that with the vastness of space, once we lose contact with these probes it's possibly the last time they will ever be spotted by intelligent life.

It's amazing and yet a shame... They've managed to give us SO MUCH information... Amazing we can send stuff that far out in the first place...
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My hope is that one day we will pick the two Voyagers up from their long trip into the unknown. That would be fantastic.
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My hope is that one day we will pick the two Voyagers up from their long trip into the unknown. That would be fantastic.

That would be insane. It would be like finding the first dinosaur fossil but in space lol
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It's a common sense stance to take, having trepidation about sending communicative signals into space. People such as Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku share the same sentiment, for the fear that whoever we may contact are predatory in the same way we are.
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Probably one of the worst ideas human ever had was giving detailed information about ourselves to the cosmos.
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Something to try to safeguard it from turning into V'Ger.
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Given that Voyager is moving relatively slowly the chances are that we will develop some form of near or faster than light travel, overtake the probe, and meet alien life before the probe does. Therefore something along the lines of:

"If you're reading this, and you have met us already: we're sorry"

Would probably suffice.
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Given that Voyager is moving relatively slowly the chances are that we will develop some form of near or faster than light travel, overtake the probe, and meet alien life before the probe does. Therefore something along the lines of:

"If you're reading this, and you have met us already: we're sorry"

Would probably suffice.


Yeah, this is pretty much the reason why I wouldn't be worried about the information on the probes. By the time they get somewhere where something might be able to read them, we'll have already colonized much of the surrounding star systems or something.
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