Do aliens really exist? To find out the answer a group of scientists and entrepreneurs is preparing to send radio beacons under Lone Signal Project to a nearby star in our galaxy.
Lone Signal allows anyone with Internet access to compose and transmit messages to strategically targeted stellar systems. In fact, Lone Signal believes that crowd sourcing messaging to intelligent life (METI) is the ideal approach to establishing a stable, cohesive, and well-resourced interstellar beacon on Earth. The service will also allow you to track your message’s progress, as it travels across space for 17.6 years before reaching Gliese 526, a red dwarf star which is 18 light-years away from the Earth. Be noted, Gliese 526 has been identified as a potentially habitable solar system.
The Lone Signal Project is expected to launch on June 18, 2013. When it does, it’ll be asking people from around the world to submit their messages or photos, and it will then beam those messages/images to a nearby star in our galaxy. After a user sends their initial free message, Lone Signal will be offering paid credit packages for purchase that allow users to transmit and share longer messages (no more than 144-characters) as well as images using credits in the following USD price structure:
- $0.99 buys 4 credits.
- $4.99 buys 40 credits.
- $19.99 buys 400 credits.
- $99.99 buys 4000 credits.
Although the Gliese 526 may play host to a system of worlds with potentially habitable qualities, but other nearby stars will also be targeted in the future.
Source: Earth Sky