Aliens Giving the Cold Shoulder to Human Messages

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In an extraordinary attempt to connect with extraterrestrial life, a team of astronomers at the University of Hyogo, Japan, have been scanning the cosmos for a response to a message sent four decades ago. Although the initial scanning session didn’t yield an immediate response, Dr. Shin-ya Narusawa, the team leader, emphasized that there is still a trove of data to sift through before any definitive conclusion can be drawn. A whopping terabyte of data, equivalent to a trillion bytes, is still waiting to be analyzed, leaving room for the unexpected.

The original message, beamed into space by Professors Masaki Morimoto and Hisashi Hirabayashi 40 years ago, was a hopeful invitation for contact, containing 13 drawings that encapsulated the story of life on Earth, DNA structure, and the layout of our solar system. Yesterday, Dr. Narusawa and his team dedicated an hour to scan the skies, banking on the earliest possible time a response could arrive from the vicinity of the star Altair, which is a relatively close 16.7 light-years away. Despite the silence, the team remains hopeful that a response may yet arrive, and if it does, it will be subject to a rigorous verification process as defined by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

No Response Yet: 40 Years on From Space Message

Astronomers who have been scanning the skies, hoping for an alien response to a message sent into space 40 years ago, have reported no reply thus far. The team led by Dr Shin-ya Narusawa from the University of Hyogo, Japan, recently conducted a search, yielding terabytes of data that will take time to analyze for any potential signs of extraterrestrial communication.

The Historic Message

Four decades ago, Professors Masaki Morimoto and Hisashi Hirabayashi transmitted a signal into the cosmos, hopeful for a response. The message, a brave attempt at cross-galactic communication, contained 13 drawings encapsulating life on Earth. These ranged from the history of human evolution to the structure of DNA and our solar system. The search for a response was conducted yesterday, around the earliest possible time a reply could arrive.

Waiting for an Echo from Altair

The team’s focal point was the star Altair, situated in the Aquila constellation. Altair, a relatively close 16.7 light-years away, is the twelfth brightest star in the night sky. The researchers scanned the skies for an hour, hoping for a reply. Despite not receiving an immediate response, Dr. Narusawa stressed that the absence of a reply does not preclude the possibility of one arriving in the future.

Protocol Upon Potential Discovery

Should a response be discovered within the analyzed data, there are stringent protocols in place as outlined by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). If a signal is verified and determined to be of extraterrestrial origin, the discoverer must notify a wide array of international bodies, including the United Nations’ secretary-general, currently António Guterres. However, the discoverer is not permitted to send a response until appropriate international consultations have occurred.

The Long Wait Continues

Dr. Narusawa anticipates that the analysis of the collected data will require significant time. However, after waiting 40 years for a potential response, a few more days to decide on an appropriate reply seems insignificant.


Despite the lack of immediate response, the hope for extraterrestrial communication remains undaunted. The meticulous analysis of the collected data could potentially yield a response, marking a monumental breakthrough in our understanding of the universe. Even in the absence of a reply, the endeavor stands as a testament to human curiosity and the relentless search for life beyond Earth. The sky might seem silent for now, but the universe is vast and the search continues.

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