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Vulpecula Radio Message

Copyright © 1990 by Robert J. Sawyer
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[Alien Radio Message]

 

Decoded Drake pictogram contained in radio message from the constellation Vulpecula, detected in A.D. 2175 by the Spielberg radio telescope in Mechnikov Crater, part of the University of California at Far Side.

The message consists of 1,711 zero and one bits — the product of the prime numbers 29 and 59. Arranging the bits in 29 rows of 59 columns produces the image shown, apparently a depiction of the beings — dubbed "tripod" and "pup" — who sent the message . . .

From the novel Golden Fleece by Robert J. Sawyer.


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