An astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research based in Goettingen, Germany, has developed a binary code to see if anyone might be able to decipher an alien message.
“Suppose a telescope on Earth receives a series of pulses of a still unidentified beyond the solar system font. The source is a star about 50 light years from Earth. The pulses are in the form of short and long signals and received in a very narrow band in an electromagnetic frequency of 452.12919 MHz A computer algorithm identifies the artificial nature of the pulses.; It is to carry a message pulses and these pulses represent binary digits. Suppose further that you-for some reason was put in charge of decoding the message, “says this curious task proposed by René Heller.
The complete code to participate in the competition decryption called SETI Decryption Challenge can be viewed HERE .
The results will be announced on June 3.
Heller says that after the successful decoding of the message, “you should be able to identify what kind of ‘aliens’, how long they live on average, the size of your device signal transmission, how long the signal has been in communication through the galaxy, what type of object they live on and the age of the solar system. ”
The competition enables collaboration and some enthusiasts have already published their progress in social networks under the label #SETIDecryptChallenge .