Jul 15, 2009

Life, The Universe and Everything


Surfing around the blog world the other day I found this Astronomy "picture of the day"


My first thought was - "Someone really messed up this time. They must have posted a corrupt jpg image and linked to it without checking." I followed the image link to see if the REAL picture was out there somewhere. To my surprise I discovered this image is actually a message beamed out into space to be read and understood by alien lifeforms. I hope the aliens get it because I hadn't a clue what it said.
I read further and discovered this code is actually symbols based on mathematics and these code pages tells us (and them) everything from the largest known prime number to the mass of a hydrogen atom. follow this link to read more about it.

Alien ships - animated

Looks like Douglas Adams might be right after all. The secret to life, the universe and everything just might be the number 42 after all...


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5 COMMENTS - Click here to leave YOURS!:

Kat said...

Interesting! Cool graphic too.

Hugs!
Kat

storybeader said...

pretty weird looking, but makes sense that numbers are common... Now what about those other dimensions?

Dorothy L said...

I am always amazed at what one could find over the internet. Imagine if the great philosophers of our time had the net.....then again maybe not...they would have most likely become addicted to porn or games :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Crazy!

Jason said...

This is a funny site you have going on here man. Just wanted to stop by and tell you how I felt. I was wondering if you could take a look at my humor blog and maybe we can exchange links.

Let me know.

Jason

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