‘Alien’ message tests human decoders
January 9, 2002 | Source: New Scientist
A message that will be broadcast into space later in 2002 has been released to scientists worldwide, to test that it can be decoded easily. The researchers who devised the message eventually hope to design a system that could automatically decode an alien reply.
The new binary message can be downloaded from the CETI home page. The project leaders hope that it will be transmitted by laser as early as February 2002, by Celestis, a US company specialising in space projects.