6 June - Header and footer of the message remain elusive

The general public has been invited to find and decode a simulation of an alien message from space. The response has been overwhelming. In the initial stage people have analysed the telescope data and managed to extract a binary sequence that represents the message. They soon realised that the message consists of a header, a body and a footer.

As of yet, the header and footer of the message remain elusive.
The body of the message however, has been recognised as a two-dimensional image, which has been denoted as a "starmap", even though it is not yet certain that it does indeed represent a map.

People from all different backgrounds have studied the starmap with a range of methods. Suggestions for this map include astronomical objects such as pulsars, star-clusters, supernova, or other bright objects. But rather than an image, it has been suggested that the body should be interpreted as sound, or perhaps a frequency spectrum.

More recently people have even started to explore a possible relationship between the message and the behavior of honeybees and other insects. These creative ideas emerge from a collaboration on the Discord server where hundreds of people from the general public have organised themselves adapting a scientific approach.

There is a main discussion board, where everyone can share their contributions and questions regarding the deciphering of the message. Alongside this board dozens of threads have emerged that allow exploration of specific ideas, just like we see in the scientific community.

Ephemeral — Today at 02:05
one way to interpret the header says that blocks 7,9,10,13,14 all have the same mask applied. I don't know what that mask is. but I did an OR of all the bits in all those frames and there are only 3 overlapping pixels, denoted above as "O"s in a field of X'es. Also, there are too many concentric circles forming for me to think its an accident.  I call this grouping "The Flower" 

Link: https://discord.com/channels/1066055437457297469/1111404329694400542/1115793729505218662

<@1059070871899209850> To answer your question from yesterday, i.e. is there any question of symmetry in the message? Yes ,Read lobster.txt
If I had the time I'd make an SVG of the lobster ... but I don't.
Finally it is the Discord which nicknamed the blue figure the lobster, the crab, that falls it is in this constellation that is found the beehive cluster...
Then I still maintain that the lobster is designed with a set of fantastic characters (raccoon, salamander, clown, a horned beast ...)


Link: https://discord.com/channels/1066055437457297469/1111404329694400542/1115872278111080598

Sparta | Phrenic — 05/06/2023 19:00
Is it just me or might the message be an depiction of an Alien itself? Still some kind of distorted but somewhat visible. What do you think?⁠44 88 44 88
HaileyStorm — 05/06/2023 19:14
On this same thread ... I tried instead excluding sequences longer than 255 (and simply using length 255 with no second byte) ... it's almost perfect.
Since this is visualizations, here's the full zip of each all simple visualizations using each long-sequence mode.

Link: https://discord.com/channels/1066055437457297469/1112472708471603221/1115324238283407523

Zankajol — 05/06/2023 18:44
Tesseract??? 🤓
HaileyStorm — 05/06/2023 18:50
I just made this thread which I think has promise, based on 0/1 sequence lengths: ⁠Sequence Lengths

Link: https://discord.com/channels/1066055437457297469/1112472708471603221/1115320219834007633

He we are ...
@BatchDrake (EA1IYR) @GBoGBo This discord is like a beehive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beehive_Cluster
I think the message has to do with insects ...
The excel of @OGIANF , could the clusters fit in a hexagon of the same size?
The brown diagram with the cast shadows I think is termite construction, a construction field seen when the sun is low.
The diagram with the colours could represent a colony of insects or colonies of several types of insect.
The advantage with insects is that they provide us with visuals and a kind of alphabet (the bee dance), algorithms (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant_colony_optimization_algorithms) and certainly lots of things I don't know.
What's more, it covers just about everything that's been produced on this channel...

Link: https://discord.com/channels/1066055437457297469/1115360288733155482/1115360895971893409

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