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The search for Extraterrestrial Life - the Arecibo message

by Pamella Richards 7 months ago in science
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The response coded into an amazing Crop Circle

Extract from a local Hampshire newspaper dated 31 August 2001

Binary code: The same pattern which appears in the crop was transmitted into space in 1974 as a radio message and (inset) the brooding face is made up of circles.

The crop circle, or rather patterns in the crops appearing in 2001 were absolutely fabulous, the sheer scale of the ‘sculptures’ seem to discount the usual explanation of ‘a band of crop circle creators with a couple of scaffold boards’. Of course it could be an elaborate hoax, its all a matter of intrepretation for the time being.

The Arecibo message sent out by SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)

The background to the original message sent from Arecibo, back in 1974. Arecibo is on the northern coast of Puerto Rico and contains a natural disc-shaped hole in the rock. Inside this bowl was constructed the world’s largest radio-telescope, with a diameter of 1000 feet.

In 1974 a number of modifications had been carried out to the transmitter, enabling it to broadcast signals at a power of up to 20 terawatts (1 terawatt = 1 trillion watts) and as an inaugural test of these improvements it was decided by SETI to transmit an encoded message to the heavens. This signal was aimed towards the globular star cluster M13, some 25,000 light years away and consisting of some 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules.

The message was actually transmitted on November 16th 1974 and consisted of 1679 pulses of binary code (0’s and 1’s) — which took a little under three minutes to transmit.

I regularly log onto the http://www.cropcircleconnector.com however, copyright prevents me posting any of the images. The images provide topics of conversation and interest, why not check out the website.

Chibolton Observatory — Science and Technology

History of the Chilbolton Observatory

Construction of Chilbolton Observatory started in 1963. It was built partially on the site of RAF Chilbolton, which was decommissioned in 1946 after the end of WWII.

Several sites around the south-east of England were considered for the construction. The site at Chilbolton, on the edge of Salisbury Plain, was chosen in part because of excellent visibility of the horizon and its relative remoteness from major roads whose cars could cause interference.

The facility was opened in April 1967. Within several months of being commissioned the azimuth bearing of the antenna suffered a catastrophic failure. GEC were contracted to repair the bearing and devised a system to replace the failed part while leaving the 400 tonne dish ostensibly in-place.

Originally, the antenna was engaged in Ku band radio astronomy, but now operates as a S and L band radar. — Wikipedia

Extract from a local Hampshire newspaper dated 31 August 2001

The site of the Chilbolton crop circles is the fields adjacent to the Chilbolton radio telescope located in Hampshire, United Kingdom. The 2001 Chilbolton crop circle which was reported on 21st August 2001 had two rectangular blocks at a gap of 200 meters on the same field that consisted of huge number of small pixels.

One of these two rectangular blocks represented a human face and the other one looked like the radio transmission signal that was sent out in space in 1974 by SETI or Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

While many people tried to draw lines of comparison of the face that was formed with many things, but it looked more like the much talked about “Face on Mars” which was photographed by Viking 1 on its maiden voyage to mars in 1975.

More interesting of the two was the other rectangular block which looked an almost exact replica of the Arecibo message which was transmitted by the Arecibo radio telescope in 1974.

Decoding the Arecibo message and its response

The message comprised of many sections, with each section referring to a particular aspect of human civilization. The various sections of the message that was sent out in 1974 referred to the following:

(1) Decimal numbers, from 1 to 10

(2) Atomic numbers for major elements like Hydrogen, Oxygen, carbon, phosphorous and nitrogen

(3) Formula for bases in nucleotides of DNA and formula of sugar

(4) Double helical structure of human DNA and the number of nucleotide in DNA

(5) Depiction of a human and the height of human, which was sent as 176.4cm

(6) Population on earth

(7) The solar system, with a special highlight to the third planet

(8) The Arecibo telescope and its diameter

The decoding of the crop circle gave the following findings:

The decoding of the crop circle gave the following findings:

(1) Decimal numbers in the same pattern

(2) Atomic numbers had an inclusion of Silicon

(3) No change in the formulas

(4) Additional strand of DNA and the number of nucleotides in DNA was also changed

(5) The human figure was grey with the height of 100.8 cm

(6) Population figures had changed

(7) Solar system information was changed, with special highlight on third, fourth and fifth planet

(8) The diameter of the transmitter had changed

Extract from a local Hampshire Newspaper 2002

The 2002 Chilbolton Crop Circle

The 2002 Chilbolton crop circle comprised of a stereotypical alien face and a disc with binary coding on it. Similar to the 2001 crop circle, this one too is made of ‘pixels’.

The binary message was decoded to be found as a message from the creators of the crop circle. The decoded message read “Beware of the bearers of FALSE gifts and their BROKEN PROMISES. Much PAIN but still Time. There is GOOD out there. We Oppose DECEPTION conduit CLOSING.

In Closing

When crop circles first started appearing, it was thought that they were formed by ancient settlements, especially in this part of the world because excavations of round huts from the bronze age were found to have had foundations of flint. During dry weather, any moisture or rain, would drain through the soil and subsoil flint foundation, causing the crop to collapse forming the crop circle.

This theory was accepted for a time, and then a group of men subsequently claimed responsibility for these elaborate crop circle decorative patterns, explaining that they used scaffold boards, which on some of the designs appears feasible.

I have personally stood in a crop circle and didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary, the one I visited was near Silbury Hill, the largest Pre-historic Man-made mound in Europe. Probably constructed around 2400 BC.

Sources: First image Andover Advertiser 31 August 2001 proofofalien.com/decode-the-chilbolton-crop-circles-alien-http://www.cropcircleresearch.com/links/imgs/ccr-banner.png

Thank you for reading to the end, any comments or observations are welcome


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Pamella Richards

Beekeeper and lover of the countryside. Writer, Gardener and Astrologer

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