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Cosmic "Message In A Bottle"

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Posted 14 January 2003 - 02:19 PM

                                                A cosmic "message in a bottle" is to be left in space as a relic of the world's languages. A disc engraved with the first three chapters of Genesis in 1,000 native tongues will travel to a distant comet.

The European Space Agency's (Esa) Rosetta mission, set for take-off this month, is making an eight-year voyage to intercept Comet Wirtanen. The unmanned spacecraft will orbit the ball of ice, matter and dust, and land a probe on its surface.

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Posted 14 January 2003 - 02:29 PM

                                                What only a thousand  tongue.gif

but it would be interesting to see how much the languages change between now and when the comet comes back.                                                

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Posted 14 January 2003 - 03:24 PM

                                                But why Genesis?


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