The participants continue to propose and discuss some new theories about the message interpretation. Some of the older and less popular theories begin fading out, and others still attract attention. Here are some of the new ideas seen today in Discord.
Carefully studying the locations of the "stars" in the five clusters in the "starmap" reveals some subtle patterns.
After a series of transformations, a sequence of four prime numbers appears from the message data.
Polynesian wayfinding. This has probably been inspired by one of the workshops of the project. If the message were to show us a way to
navigate by using the stars, we would need to know what is the starting location for the message.
In a related topic, some participants consider how astronomical objects could be used to describe a location in the universe. The objects cannot be too near, or they would appear differently to different observers because of parallax. They cannot be too far either, because there are too many places to where a telescope could be pointed, and all look alike. A satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, such as the Large Magellanic
Cloud might be ideal. Following this topic, other participants consider the possibility of using the Pleiades to calibrate cosmic distance.