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This article was published on August 13, 2009

    Send a message to the nearest Earth-like planet outside our Solar System!

    Send a message to the nearest Earth-like planet outside our Solar System!
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    Ralf Rottmann is a serial entrepreneur from Germany. He successfully sold his last business to Alcatel-Lucent. Follow him as @24z on Twitter Ralf Rottmann is a serial entrepreneur from Germany. He successfully sold his last business to Alcatel-Lucent. Follow him as @24z on Twitter and on Google+

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    If you like Twitter, you’ll love www.HelloFromEarth.net.

    The Australian website allows you to send a message of up to 160 characters to Gliese 581d, a planet outside our Solar System which may support life. The service, which accepts your glory thoughts until 5pm Monday 24 August 2009 Sydney time (07:00 GMT Monday 24 August 2009), as of this writing received some 7.035 entries.

    The delivery time expected for the “messages in a bottle” is approximately 20 years, according to HelloFromEarth.net and they don’t guarantee any response. :-)

    Australian’s Science Minister Kim Carr submitted the first message to kick off the project: “Hello from Australia on the planet we call Earth. These messages express our people’s dreams for the future. We want to share those dreams with you.”

    All messages are moderated, so you’ve got no chance to flame, blame or otherwise offend our alien neighbors. HelloFromEarth also has a list of “Best Messages So Far”. The current #1: “If you come to earth look into: music, the beach, ice cream, hugs, family, love, dancing, cheese, trampolines, friendship, books and dreams. Just for a start.”