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Internet messages bound for space

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Messages from the social networking site Bebo are set to be beamed to a planet 20 light years away in the hope they will reach intelligent alien life.

The five-hundred photos, drawings and text messages, collected through a competition, are being beamed by a radio-telescope in Ukraine.

Gabriel Gatehouse reports.

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