In 1974 Scientists sent a message containing the location of Earth in the solar system, our DNA structure and other relevant details into space and in 2001, we received an enigmatic response.
In an effort to discover intelligent extraterrestrial life, Carl Sagan sent a broadcast known as the ‘Arecibo’ message into space via radio waves. The message aimed at ET was the most powerful radio broadcast ever beamed into space by mankind. In comparison the signal sent out into space was a million times stronger that a typical television transmission.
Directed to a star cluster located over 25,000 light years away, the pictorial message was sent in hopes that one day we would receive a similar response.
The radio signal included our planet’s location within our star system, core principles of math and science and the antenna that was used to transmit the signal, all characteristics that an intelligent alien civilization should understand. The message prepared by Carl Sagan and his colleagues also included information about our species even our physical appearance was included in the radio message as well as our DNA code.
A few years after the signal had been sent out, people forgot about it. Then, 27 years later in 2001, a crop circle appeared shaking the scientific community. A pattern appeared on a crop field, next to the UK’s largest telescope and observatory, the Chilbolton –where the world’s largest fully steerable meteorological radar is located– which looked like a response to the 1974 broadcast.