Saturday, January 7, 2012

SETI Message

SETI Message Fact: The message was a radio signal depicting our planet’s location in our solar system and earth’s people in hopes that it might be received and interpreted by an extraterrestrial intelligence. 27 years later, in 2001, this crop design appeared in England, along with what could be a self-portrait of the sender.   (read more)

In 1974, to mark major upgrades to the Arecibo Radio Telescope, the most powerful broadcast ever deliberately beamed into space was made from Puerto Rico. An experiment by SETI, the transmission consisted of a simple, pictorial message, including images of the Arecibo telescope, our solar system, DNA, a stick figure of a human, and some of the biochemicals of earthly life. In 2001, a crop formation appearing to be a reply to the Arecibo Message, was discovered by the Chilbolton radio telescope in Hampshire, England.

For more details on the “Arecibo Message,” follow this link.

Sources: "Arecibo Broadcast": "About Us":
University of Utah, Department of Physics and Astronomy:


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