NASA received a distress signal in 1998 in math code and it was deciphered?

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Offline Europan Ocean

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I found this story of an SOS signal NASA received in January 1998 from Andromeda sent 80,000 years ago. Is the account real? Is their a record of a mathematical code received? Can the decoding be accurate? Or is this Russian propaganda?

Why are there no other signals from Andromeda?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl8Kk2HqGN8

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Offline RD

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I found this story of an SOS signal NASA received in January 1998 from Andromeda sent 80,000 years ago. Is the account real?

Andromeda galaxy is 2.5 million light-years from Earth.
So a message from there would take 2.5 million years to get here, rather than the "80,000 years" specified.

As for extracting meaning from a message written by a different species, we can't even decipher all human writing systems, so understanding ET's version of Morse-code is going to be impossible unless they include pictures of things we recognise.
« Last Edit: 01/05/2016 11:36:16 by RD »

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Offline Europan Ocean

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Good point about light speed and distance.