Sending Tweets into Space...Oh America...

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by EquinoxSol, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. This caught my attention as I was watching National Geographic. A commercial came on, talking about a phenomena known as the Wow! signal. Link is at the bottom, since it's really complicated. Apparently, however, and this is what's interesting, Nat Geo is sending a reply back. They are collecting Tweets starting June 29th to send back to space. A while back, I read a book called 172 Hours on the Moon, and it talked heavily about how the Wow! signal was received, and it pertained heavily to the book, but what I like is how without that book, I wouldn't have known what the Wow! signal is.

    http://www.webpronews.com/national-geographic-to-tweet-reply-to-the-wow-signal-2012-06


    While I am interested in the why and how, I want to know what you think. Is this all hollycock, or are you going to log onto your unused Twitter account just so you can put something Iwaku-related on it?

    Wow_signal.jpg


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow!_signal