The New Horizons spacecraft could be the first to make contact with alien civilisations.

Researchers are hoping to use the probe to send a message to deep space telling extra-terrestrials about humanity and potentially, where to find Earth.

The probe is due to make the first-ever flyby of Pluto on July 14, and a transmission to alien worlds could take place in July 2016.

This project, dubbed One Earth Message, is the brainchild of Jon Lomberg, who was behind the 'golden records' that were placed aboard Nasa's twin Voyager spacecraft in 1977.

Similar to the Golden Records project, the One Earth Message will ask people from around the world to contribute images, sounds and ideas to send on board New Horizons.

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