Scientists investigate radio wave "bursts" from space


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When I was a kid my mother bought me a walkie talkie and every so often I used to take it outside and go, “hello? … hello?”


#3

It appears to be a looping binary message. I haven’t been able to make sense of it, but I offer it here for others to decode;

011100110110010101101110011001000010000001101101011011110111001001100101001000000100100100100000010011000110111101110110011001010010000001001100011101010110001101111001


#4

I for one welcome our new alien overlords.


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I would have thought it would be:

01010111 01100101 00100000 01110111 01100001 01101110 01110100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101111 01101110 01100101 00100000 01100011 01100001 01101100 01101100 01100101 01100100 00100000 01001101 01100011 01001110 01100101 01100001 01101100


#7

The message probably says, “Send more Chuck Berry”.


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#10

I’ll bet someone left their cell phone too near the recording equipment.


#11

I tried, but failed, to find a link to an image of the last page of Oliver Jeffers’ “The Way Back Home” to insert here.


#12

Videos of alien cats playing alien pianos.


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#14

The author of the story doesn’t know the difference between saying “outside our galaxy” and “outside our solar system.”


#15

Jeez! That was you?


#16

In the article, both outside and inside our galaxy scenarios were entertained. I didn’t see any confusion there, though “way outside our galaxy” seemed an odd phrase.


#17

Not a retransmission of Adolf Hitler’s opening speech at the 1936 Summer Olympics?


#18

Whoever calls this a blitzar is just crying wolf.


#19

Or possibly:

010000100110010100100000011100110111010101110010011001
010010000001110100011011110010000001100100011100100110
100101101110011010110010000001111001011011110111010101
110010001000000100111101110110011000010110110001110100
01101001011011100110010100101110


#20

I’m an adult licensed amateur radio operator and I still do that :smiley: