When Arthur, Marvin, and Fenny (of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) travelled to see God's Final Message to His Creation, they felt a great sense of peace: "We apologise for the inconvenience." Share and enjoy the message, too.
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The Arecibo message was broadcast by the the Arecibo radio telescope aiming at the globular star cluster M13 just once at a ceremony on November 16th 1974. Dr. Frank Drake, father of the Drake equation, wrote the message, with help from Carl Sagan. The message consists of a simple description of us, the civilization that sent it, as a means of communication with whomever could be hearing... 25,000 light years away.
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