A Mysterious Message
Imagine that at some point in the future, you are working at a SETI search.
After years of listening to
static, you finally detect a narrow-band signal. The signal consists of a
long, repetitive chain of long and short pulses. Remembering way back to
your college days, you realize that this must be some sort of binary code.
You decide to call the short pulses '0' and the long pulses '1'.
You then find that the overall pattern looks like the following:
121 bits, repeating twice
77 bits, repeating twice
35 bits, repeating twice
Can you decode this message? What is the sender trying to describe / say /