Google Doodle Celebrates 44th Anniversary of First Interstellar Radio Message - Arecibo Message

The broadcast holds significance because it demonstrated the power of the Arecibo radio telescope, which was the largest and most powerful in the world at the time. The Aricebo message is a three minute communication comprising of 1,679 binary digits. This "historic transmission" was meant to be a demonstration of the capabilities of the recently upgraded radio telescope at the Observatory.

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

Dr. Frank Drake, then at Cornell University and creator of the Drake equation, wrote the message with help from Carl Sagan, among others.

The Arecibo message-interstellar radio message- was sent into space, encoded with several information about humanity so that extraterrestrial intelligence could receive and decipher it. The message can be arranged in "a rectangular grid of 0s and 1s to form a pictograph" of fundamental mathematics facts, human DNA, the location of Earth in our solar system, "a picture of a human-like figure" and a photo of the telescope.

#The atomic numbers of the elements hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus, which make up deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The messages are sent in hope to come in contact with extraterrestrial intelligent beings so we could learn and explore more about us and our universe.

"Several searches for extraterrestrial intelligence are now underway, including one where you can use your own home computer". It was sent during the dedication of an upgrade to the Arecibo radio telescope November 16, 1974, and translated into a warbling audio tone that was broadcast over speakers.

© GoogleShould we expect a response?

The mankind will have to wait a long time for an answer, as the Arecibo Message will take roughly 25,000 years to reach its intended destination (a group of 300,000 stars in the constellation Hercules known as M13). To do the math, the message has only reached 259,000,000,000,000 (259 trillion) miles which is a tiny fraction of the total journey that will be about 146,965,638,531,210,240 miles long.

Related News:



Most liked

Butler buzzer-beater bags 76ers a win over Hornets
The Philadelphia 76ers pulled a rabbit out of the hat courtesy of its newest addition Jimmy Butler . Philadelphia did, in fact, bring in Butler to make plays in crunch time.

Donald Trump heads to California, again blaming fires on forest management
But I think everyone is on the right side. "It was so insane , I started crying in front of everybody", Whipple said. But during his visit to Paradise, Calif., on Saturday morning , Trump made similar comments about forest management.

Fed Plans Major Review of How it Pursues Inflation, Employment Goals
The campaign, though, has attracted the ire of US President Donald Trump, who has attacked the Fed for raising rates. The review suggests the Fed is taking advantage of calm waters to decide what may work best in the next downturn.

California wildfire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump visit
A week after her family narrowly escaped as the Camp Fire closed in on Paradise , Whitney Vaughan said she feels like giving up. But Honea acknowledged the list was "dynamic" and could easily contain duplicate names and unreliable spellings of names.

Canada Post must deal with 'injury crisis' to end walkouts, says union
There has been some movement on a few issues but we have a long way to go. "Several important issues have not been addressed. But Canada Post said the offer was only viable if it can be agreed to before the holiday shopping rush.

Trolley Man faces court on burglary charges after handing himself in
She added while the terms and conditions of that trust fund had yet to be ironed out, Michael would have input in the future decisions.

Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's race following vote recount
DeSantis on becoming the next governor of the great state of Florida ", Gillum said in the video. The Gillum-DeSantis race for Governor wasn't the only contest that went to a recount.

Fortnite Disables Glider Re-Deploy in Battle Royale
The platform that players place the turret on is automatically rendered impenetrable and also has unlimited ammunition capability. Players must build to protect their team mascot, with the first to destroy the other's mascot declared the victor .

Province announces new hours for LCBO, Beer Store outlets
Right now, most LCBO stores in Toronto close at 9 p.m., with several closing at 10 p.m. and a few already closing at 11 p.m. Currently, alcohol can be sold within those hours from Monday to Saturday, but only from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Toyota Introduces Avalon and Camry TRD
In the looks department, the Camry and Avalon TRD gain red brake calipers, 19-inch black wheels, TRD exhaust tips, and TRD badges. Black seats are accented by red lines and shapes everywhere like TRD emblazoned headrests and a TRD embossed gear shift.

Sunset Overdrive is launching on PC today
It was well-received by critics when it first launched, with many praising its visuals, humor, traversal system, and combat. The game takes place in 2027, where a contaminated energy drink has turned most of the population into toxic mutants.

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi publicly declares worldwide commitment
The 18-year-old could have played for England or Nigeria, but opted against it in order to play for the country of his birth. This came in spite of media reports that Obafemi has been committed to Ireland since he joined up with the squad.

Images of Google's long-rumoured budget Pixel 3 surface online
Ahead of the October 9 Google event, rumours had revealed that the search giant could also announce a mid-range Pixel phone . The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL both lack headphone jacks, but it seems that the Pixel 3 Lite will not be following that trend.

Irish PM Does Not See Much Room for Brexit Deal Renegotiation
But he said that would require the United Kingdom requesting an extension to Article 50 and he did not think that they would do so.

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren faces talks with Croatia boss over Sergio Ramos video
He's a great player and I respect him for everything he's won but he's not my kind of centre-back. Virgil van Dijk is the latest player to speak out about Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos .