Search for another lifeform beyond Earth continues, an alien signal has beam to the planet from Mars for the first time. The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) flash an encoded message to Earth from its orbit around Mars on 24th May 2023 at 9:00 PM to simulate a situation when a real signal from another civilisation is receive by us.
The signal hit Earth 16 minutes later.
Daniela de Paulis, the artist behind the ‘A Sign in Space’ project said :
Daniela de Paulis, who is an Artist in Residence at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute has brought together a team of international experts, space scientists, and artists to create a project to explore the process of decoding and interpreting an extraterrestrial message.
The signal was beam by the European probe, as part of the project, and was receive by the Green Bank Telescope (West Virginia), the Medicina Radio Astronomical Station (Italy), the Allen Telescope Array (California), and the Very Large Array (New Mexico).
As per project website :
It is to be noted that the message has been design and encoded by Daniela de Paulis and her team, and is currently undisclose.
The project has now request people to send in their interpretation of the message.
ATA Project Scientist Dr. Wael Farah said :
The details of the message beam from Mars are available here for decoding.
Dr. Wael Farah said :