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Animated GIF to be Beamed Into Space as Part of Alien Communication Effort

Lone Signal Will Broadcast GIFs Into Space.
In 2008 NASA decided to send one of the heights of modern art — The Beatles' 1969 track "Across the Universe" — into the cosmos. And for 2013, one of the pillars of internet folk art is preparing for takeoff: An animated GIF is about to be sent into space for the first time ever. The message will be beamed over a giant radio dish in California tomorrow as part of the inaugural transmission of Lone Signal, a project that's hoping to communicate with extraterrestrials. The GIF will be sent toward Gliese 526, a potentially habitable solar system 17.6 light years away. It should arrive t
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Added: Jun-18-2013 
By: euronymus
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Tags: Lone, signal, project, gif, beam, space, communicate, extraterrestrial, universe, radio, telescope
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