Phoning E.T.: Message Sent to Nearby Planet That Could Host Life

Artist’s Illustration of the GJ 273 System
Artist’s illustration of the GJ 273 system, which consists of a red dwarf star and two known planets, one of which may be capable of supporting life.
Credit: Danielle Futselaar/METI

      If there are any intelligent aliens in the GJ 273 system, they can expect to hear from us about a dozen years from now.

Last month, scientists and artists beamed a message to GJ 273, a red

By Mike Wall
Space.com
11-16-17

dwarf also known as Luyten’s star that lies 12.36 light-years from Earth, project team members revealed today (Nov. 16). Luyten’s star hosts two known planets, one of which, GJ 273b, may be capable of supporting life as we know it.

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