Spacecraft Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 designed to explore outer space and launched in the seventies of the last century, carrying on Board the so-called Golden plates, which is a message for aliens with information about Earth and humanity. One of the creators of these records, Jon Lomberg, said that another message can be sent by interplanetary station NASA called New Horizons.
New Horizons (New horizons) — automatic interplanetary station American space Agency, launched on 19 January 2006. Now, she goes to the Kuiper belt, and then beyond the Solar system. Naturally, it is not about how to catch up with her and physically put the probe in a new information store. However, soon the device will deliver its data scientists, then the existing repository will be possible to “free up space”. After that, the technician offers to send to the onboard computer of the station “Message are one of the Earth” —a microburst, which includes photos and other information about the planet that ever could decipher the aliens.
“Voyager” became the first spacecraft left the Solar system. In case one day they find the inhabitants of other planets, the probes contain cards which you can use to figure out where our planet is located.
By the way, recently, astrophysicist Frank Drake said that in those days people had not given much thought about whether to send the message the aliens definitely a good idea. Today, among scientists who believe in the possibility of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, the attitude is very ambiguous — some suggest that if the inhabitants of other planets, the message will really get and learn about the location of the Land, for the earthlings the visit of aliens could not promise anything good.
However, most serious experts agree that even if aliens exist, their chances to stumble on a research probe from the Earth tend to zero, not to mention the fact that a hypothetical alien super-civilizations will certainly have more reliable ways to learn about the earthlings.