12 July - Discord community continues exploring 3D renderings of the message

The Discord community continues exploring 3D renderings of the message. Some theories directly link the message to Calvino's novel. One decoder suggests going back to the original data. Could the message be a reply to the Arecibo message? Some people keep decoding the message while on holiday.

Hugo Barbier — 10/07/2023 18:01
I downloaded the data17.txt from BatchDrake gitHub, and split it into 3 files: header, body, footer
https://github.com/BatchDrake/ASignInSpace/blob/master/Candidates/artifacts/data17.txt
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ASignInSpace/Candidates/artifacts/data17.txt at master · BatchDrake...
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Albert Fetscher — 10/07/2023 18:02
Ahh ok, I got it! Thanks.

Link: https://discord.com/channels/1066055437457297469/1111404329694400542/1127993075009073223

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Linko — 08/07/2023 16:22
btw the point about Qwfwq was that he knew the original format of his message, at least.
we are trying to find a format or a meaning, and this is way harder.
Linko — 08/07/2023 16:54
ok let's try this way:
Let's pretend the starmap is directly related to Italo Calvino story... and those are the signs Qwfwq finds when he comes back after he left his first original message...
This would mean that the starmap is an alteration map of the message through the time. So every cluster would represent the message, every time with a different grade of entropy  due to a X amount of time passed.
would it be possible to reconstruct the original form of it with these rules? 
Albert Fetscher — 08/07/2023 18:57
... if we know the rules, then yes. 😇
cadaeib155 — 08/07/2023 21:24
ᛁ Ís köllum brú bræiða;
blindan þarf at læiða.
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Ken Chaffin#7327 — 10/07/2023 17:17
Here is a far-fetched but plausible "theory".  The Aricebo/Drake message was sent in 1974, aimed at Messier 13, a globular cluster, which is around 25,000 light-years from Earth.  Whereas there is no possibility that the signal could have been received by M13 residents, M13 is in the Hercules constellation, made up of stars a lot closer to us.  The "body" of the Hercules constellation is a quadrangle of stars known as the Keystone asterism or Mu Herculis  which is about 27 light-years from Earth and  is a quadruple bound star system!.  M13 is in the armpit of Hercules.   Zeta-Herculis is about 35 light years away, so light has had time to reach there since the Drake message was transmitted in 1974, but has not quite had time to make a round trip.  But, there are a lot of stars in that region of the sky and it is plausible that a  dimmer but closer star with planets and life could have  received the message and sent back a reply.  There are some discovered exoplanets in Hercules, such as 14 Herculis b and c.  b is about 58 light years from Earth.   So, it is not impossible that there could be an exoplanet in the direction of Hercules that could have received the Drake message and had time to reply.  The Hercules quadrangle is definitely a "sign in the sky", and might be worth considering if there are any elements of this in the starmap image.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_(constellation) and  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu_Herculis .  All of this is just to say that one could make a plausible story that the Drake message was received by life in the direction the signal was sent and there has been enough time for them to reply.  In my opinion, they might include a starmap of the Hercules constellation as seen from Earth but I expect they would modify the Drake message in some way or produce one of their own and transmit that back to Earth. 
Hercules (constellation)
Hercules is a constellation named after Hercules, the Roman mythological hero adapted from the Greek hero Heracles. Hercules was one of the 48 constellations listed by the second-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations today. It is the fifth-largest of the modern constellations and is the largest of the 50 ...
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