The technical questioning continues raising questions on the possible sensory tools of extraterrestrial beings; on the decoding and interpretation of a cuneiform clay tablet versus that of an alien signal; on the artistic, performative role of all participants in the decoding and interpretation process.
The community on Discord debates whether the message has been completely misunderstood from the start. Suggestions are made to start looking at the raw data from scratch. Some playful suggestions arise: could the message be a recipe for an interstellar omelette?
The Discord community presents various visual and dynamic interpretations of the message as Star Map/ Cellular Automaton. The header and footer are the centre of attention. New threads are created to help organise ideas emerging from the process.
Approximately 300 people on Discord keep discussing various possibilities around the idea of a Star Map, combining both creative interpretations and mathematical language. Scientific ideas merge with philosophical questionings. The main interpretation avenues keep happening in the interpretation-chat and in the 44 subthreads.
The Discord community continues discussing various possibilities of interpretation of the header and footer, producing various types of images. The process triggers questions on the possible workings of an alien mind. Some participants self-organise in a new thread called "interpretation-gone-mild" for the "technically-challenged", attempting an interpretation that does not rely on technical skills.
9 June - Exploring possible connections to chemistry, DNA structure, and numerical systems in the header value
In the interpretation chat, users discuss their ongoing attempts to decipher a message found within a 256x256 starmap. User xenoisx suggests that the starmap's header information could provide important context, including coordinates, for understanding the image. They explore possible connections to chemistry, DNA structure, and numerical systems in the header values. The conversation also touches on the transmission and reception of interstellar messages, including potential challenges in decoding such signals.
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 […]
Participants are utilizing various approaches to analyze and decipher the message, examining its possible significance in terms of music, spatial representations, and binary sequences.
Efforts have been made to demodulate the message and recover its digital data. Participants have been discussing the implications of various byte sizes and their potential significance, noting that patterns within the data may be relevant. Some are working with raw data, while others are considering potential visual and auditory interpretations. Conversations are ongoing, with a range of theories and perspectives being explored.
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.
The number of threads about different interpretations of the message keeps growing. Ideas get mixed as connections appear between topics that were independent at first. Conversations get tangled. It is even a bit difficult to keep track of everything that is happening at once.
Now that the message is confirmed, dozens of different theories about its interpretation have appeared. Each of them has its own dedicated thread in the #interpretation-chat channel in Discord, which now is much more active than ever. Here are some of the different topics seen around.
After carefully documenting all their work, a team of participants announce their very compelling message candidate. This is the data that was transmitted from TGO using memory dump commands.
Link to Discord: https://discordapp.com/channels/1066055437457297469/1110258624950968421/1113643107632828438
Link to the A Sign in Space Message: https://github.com/BatchDrake/ASignInSpace/blob/master/Candidates/artifacts/data17.bin