10 Ways People Are Trying To Contact Aliens
The Arecibo Message was the brainchild of Frank Drake and Carl Sagan. It aimed to send a number of different messages into deep space, including information about the human race such as the structure of DNA, atomic numbers of elements and pictures of life on the planet.
The Breakthrough Initiative
Launched by Stephen Hawking in 2015, The Breakthrough Initiative is a $100 million project that is aiming to search nearby stars and planets for any abnormal signals that might indicate they have been made by other living things. It involves pointing powerful telescopes into specific locations and then analyzing the huge amount of data gathered.