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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 12:25 UK time, Friday, 13 August 2010

Ladies and gentlemen, we really are floating in space; audio-wise at least...


Today (Friday 13th Aug) is a big day; our inaugural WOW Signal is now heading for Upsilon Andromedae.


When TeamLaverne was looking for a song to send out into the cosmos, we asked the audience 'which song best represents humanity?' - the most suggested track was Do You Realize??? by The Flaming Lips. We agreed, and thought it only fitting that Wayne Coyne of The 'Lips delievered the first message.


Luckily for us Wayne agreed, and if you missed the show, you can listen here:



Would you like to send a message and a song into space? Email Lauren the track which you believe is the best example of humanity, and what your message would be.


A screen shot from the computer that controls the radio telescope's dish direction, snapped during the transmission of our very first WOW signal to the stars.





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