44 years ago, a group of scientists published a triple radio message with exactly 1,679 binary digits (more than two free numbers) in a group of stars of 25,000 light-years from Earth. This message is known as Message from Arecibo and the Google Zebra today with a dud.
The message was launched from the Arecibo Observatory in the tropical forest of Puerto Rico. Its goal is to try the first human communication with intelligent life outside the planet. Therefore, binary digits can be organized in a network of 73 rows for 23 columns.
Historical transmission also intended to demonstrate the possibilities of the recently updated Arecibo radio telescope, whose 1000-meter-wide board makes it the largest and most powerful in the world at that time.
"It was a strictly symbolic event to show that we can do it," said Donald Campbell, a professor of astronomy at Cornell University, who at the time was a research associate at the Arecibo Observatory.
The message itself was created by a team of researchers at the Cornell University led by Dr. Frank Drake, a means to estimate the number of planets that sleep alien life in the Milky Way galaxy.
Drake had an idea to do something "spectacular". So he wrote a letter with the help of Karl Sagan. We organized a system that could be organized in the rectangular network of 0 and 1 to form a pictogram representing some basic facts in mathematics, human DNA, the planet Earth location in the solar system, and the image of a man – as a figure, as well as a picture of the telescope himself.
The Message from Arecibo The destination will last about 25 thousand years: a group of 300,000 stars in the constellation Hercule known as the M13. If humankind receives a response to the message, it will take a long time to do so. For now, the message has gone just 259 billion miles from 146,965,638,531,210,240 miles to its final destination.