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M13:Can You decode this?

  1. Dec 4, 2004 #1
    http://www.seds.org/messier/Pics/Jpg/m13message.jpg [Broken]
    This was the picturesque message beamed to the M13 cluster by the Arecibo Observatory in 1974. Even having a knowledge about earthly things, I fail to recognise most of the information depicted. How do they believe that alien intelligent beings some 22,000 lightyears away could decode such information and communicate with us? :confused:
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