Arecibo Telescope 1974 Transmitted SETI Message

A sequence intended for communication with extraterrestrial intelligence, transmitted in 1974 from the Arecibo radio telescope

The sequence can be assembled as a low-resolution bitmap image. The image includes at the end a distorted version of the binary sequences for successive integers. It also has atomic numbers of various elements, and bitvectors for components of DNA, as well as idealized pictures of a DNA molecule, a human, and the radio telescope that sent the message.

(1679 elements)

Examples

Basic Examples

Retrieve the resource:

In[1]:=
ResourceObject["Arecibo Telescope 1974 Transmitted SETI Message"]
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Retrieve the default content:

In[2]:=
ResourceData["Arecibo Telescope 1974 Transmitted SETI Message"]
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Find the factors of the length of sequence:

In[3]:=
FactorInteger[
 Length[ResourceData[
   "Arecibo Telescope 1974 Transmitted SETI Message"]]]
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Create a bitmap image:

In[4]:=
ArrayPlot[
 Partition[
  ResourceData["Arecibo Telescope 1974 Transmitted SETI Message"], 
  23]]
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Wolfram Research, "Arecibo Telescope 1974 Transmitted SETI Message" from the Wolfram Data Repository. (2017) https://doi.org/10.24097/wolfram.73460.data

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