archiv~1: Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Ed T. Toton III ( (no email) )
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 10:31:07 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, Yvan Dutil wrote:

> If you want my opinion, this message as been designed to NOT be detected at
> all, but to invreased the awareness of the public about SETI. The signal
> has been send on a poor target, far away and for a very short period of
> time. Even worst, the signal is coded in such a way than you need a
> "group" of Nobel prize pluged in paralel to dechipher it.
>
> This was a publicity stunt, no more.

Precisely... In fact, the only reason M13 was the target was because
it just happened to be straight up at the time.

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