A Message from Earth
Mankind’s first message to outer space was the AMFE (A Message From Earth), a digital radio message that was broadcast on October 9, 2008 as part of a digital time capsule that contained, for the first time, messages selected by the public. The entire package comprises 501 mixed media messages, including text messages, photographs, and drawings that are intended to show to other life forms that there is intelligent life on Earth. The message is intended for Gliese 581 c, a planet 20 light years from Earth that is believed to be capable of supporting life forms. It is speculated that the message will arrive sometime in 2029.