Yuri Milner, who is funding the aliens search project "Breakthrough Listen", is offering USD 1 million prize money to craft the best message to send to an extraterrestrial civilisation.
Frank Drake, an astronomer who has been at the centre of searches for extraterrestrial intelligence since the 1960, said that the first thing the judges would do was eliminate any entries written in human languages.
Given that the message may take thousands of years to reach intelligent life, it should include as much information as possible for the creatures receiving it.
"Don't just send a message like, 'We want to be your friends'. The ETs will just get disappointed and mad at this," Frank said.
According to him, the key point is to think about what we have in common with other beings.
Frank said,"There are many common reference points. Chemistry, for instance. Through the spectral lines of elements, which are the characteristic fingerprints they leave on the light spectrum, we can give scale - hydrogen's spectral line could be a common unit of length."
The project "Breakthrough Listen" launched by physicist Stephen Hawking and funded by Yuri Milner, has been characterised as the Biggest scientific search ever undertaken to search signs of intelligent life beyond Earth.
source:- Huffington Post