The New Arecibo Message

Post date: Oct 29, 2018 2:47:50 AM

The Arecibo Message is almost 45 light years away on its voyage to the M13 Star Cluster. Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA.

In 1974, a set of ones and zeros were combined into the famous Arecibo Message that was sent from Earth to any possible extraterrestrial civilizations, telling them our address in the Solar System and a little bit of our nature. Now, 45 years later, the Arecibo Observatory is creating a global challenge to construct a new Arecibo Message.

The Arecibo Observatory is celebrating 55 years of scientific discoveries and innovative hard work. To salute the observatory incredible history and embrace its bright future, a week-long event #AOWeek was hosted at its Angel Ramos Foundation - Science & Visitor Center from October 29th, 2018.

The event was open to the public with a combination of virtual, on-site and off-site outreach activities aiming to engage both the world-wide scientific community as well as the general public with the important contribution of the Arecibo Observatory. The schedule of the activities is available on the event website.

The Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo is part of the scientific organizing committee of the New Arecibo Message. Details about the #NewAreciboMessage global challenge are available here.


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The content of the original Arecibo Message explained. Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo

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