Named a way to decipher the messages of extraterrestrial civilizations
René Heller, a physicist from the max Planck Institute for Solar system research (Germany) have proposed a method to decipher the messages of extraterrestrial civilizations. Preprint of the study is available in edition “Tapes.ru”.
The author offered to decrypt possible messages of the aliens to use social media. According to the scientist, the public data is derived by humans from alien civilizations that will allow them to decipher in a relatively short time.
To similar conclusions came Heller who conducted the experiment. In its course it has encrypted the message (in the form of a sequence around two million zeros and ones), put data online and invited anyone who wanted to try to consider six questions, the correct answers would mean understanding the coded text. The scientist received nearly 300 responses, of which 66 were correct. Half of the solutions were obtained independently from each other, whereas the rest — in the course of discussions, particularly on social networks.
In may 2017 Heller estimated the time during which humanity can reach the ten nearest to the Sun stars. According to physics, this can happen about a hundred years.