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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.
Retrieve the message:
Find the factors of the length of sequence:
Create a bitmap image:
Wolfram Research, "Arecibo Telescope 1974 Transmitted SETI Message" from the Wolfram Data Repository (2017) https://doi.org/10.24097/wolfram.73460.data