I’m sure you’ve all heard of Carl Sagan, the famous American astronomer and astrophysicist. He helped create the image you see to the left. This message was broadcast into space towards globular star cluster M13.
The message contains information about our decimal system, common elements, DNA info, a picture of a human as well as our average height and population. Our location in the solar system is shown, as well as the Arecibo telescope used to transmit the image.
Did you know we received a reply to this message?
The reply was a series of events known as “The Arecibo Reply”.
In August 2000 a crop circle appeared in a field next to the Chilbolton Telescope. It was a very large and intricate pattern. This crop circle appeared next to a very secure radio facility without anyone noticing.
The significance of this crop circle wasn’t realized until the following event took place exactly one year later in the same field.