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Offline Simon

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Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets?
« on: August 07, 2008, 23:49 »
A television company has joined forces with a social networking site to send a message to the nearest theoretically inhabitable planet. But can our television and radio broadcasts already be picked up in space?



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Re: Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 08:19 »
lol. It will take a very long period of time... also our transmitters aren't really as powerful as they once were. Still though, why not - is a fundamental thing about the Drake equation that we aren't doing ourselves (broadcasting our existence).  Thought I'm pretty sure that www.bloginspace.com has been doing this for quite sometime.
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Re: Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 10:33 »
So, in a galaxy far away, they could be seeing the moon landings!   :crazy:
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Re: Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 10:48 »
lol.. bit lame isn't it!

oh and that should probably be on a planet within 50 light years ... doesn't really have the same ring to it though does it!
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Re: Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 10:53 »
So, in a galaxy far away, they could be seeing the moon landings!   :crazy:

Or maybe even your landing Simon...........mine needs redecorating so hope they dont look in here... ;D

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Re: Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 11:07 »
By the time you've finished, David, it could have been quicker and cheaper to move house!   ;D
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Re: Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008, 11:29 »
Everything came to a halt as I am in dispute with s999ding builders in bathroom so cannot finish....I HATE builders  >:( >:(

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Re: Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 11:35 »
I hope that you arent being racist David, some of those Poles are really nice people  ;D

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Re: Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2008, 12:46 »
I would love it if  they were poles...........these are the wrost kind   English.....who all speak the same language...begins with B and ends with an S.....If they had of been poles at least I could have hung my towels on something  :o :o


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