Google remembers in a wizard a download that searched for intelligent life in space


Google he remembered through doll the strongest transfer to space 44 years ago in Puerto Rico: the famous Arecibo message.

On this occasion, a group of scientists tried the first message of humanity with intelligent life outside our planet. "It was a three-minute radio message, a series of exactly 1,679 binary numbers (a number of two primary numbers) that could be classified into a network of 73 rows of 23 columns that point to a group of stars for 25,000 years of Earth's light," explained Google.

The transmission was made to show the capacity of a 304,8 meter diameter radio telescope.

"It was a strictly symbolic event to show that we could do that," said Donald Campbell, professor of astronomy at Cornell University, a former research associate at the Arecibo Observatory.

Researchers Cornell worked on a message with a recognized astronomer Carl Sagan. The content can be organized in rectangular networks 0 and 1 in order to create a pictogram with the basic contents: mathematics, human DNA, the planet's end in the solar system, and a picture of a human being.

Interestingly, the Arecibo message has not yet reached the intended target, nor is it close to it. Approximately 25,000 years will reach a group of 300,000 stars in the constellation Hercules, known as the M13. Since its transfer, 44 years ago, it only traveled 259 billion kilometers, only a small portion of 146,965,638,531,210,240 miles to its final destination.


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