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Mikaels

A distant Sun?

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I am a layman in this field, I am a proffesional senior analyst in the computer world.

However; A friend of mine, who thinks he has got clairvoyance, has asked me to post this to one of the biggest astronomers forum on the internet, which I belive you are.

Does this make any sense at all??

WX68023456, AUST, 097345678910111213151719212283417.

AUS12157434,84

He claims it should be something that astronomers understand and it should describe "the position of a distant Sun about 5-6 Trillion Light years ahead."

Anyone?

Regards,

Mikael:icon_salut:

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5 - 6 triliion Ly way is a VERY long way away...

Our own galaxy is what 100,000 ly across? The Andromeda galaxy is only 2.2 million Ly away...

So a single star 5 trillion Ly away isn't really going to be visible.

Cheers

Ant

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Thanks all for your replies,

I have shown my friend this now and he is pondering about it and greets you for, as he says "We have at least tried".

I wonder though: Did that string of data actually mean something astronomically, or was it just yibberish?

Thanks,

Mikael

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Objects in the night sky from Earth are normally located by using a method of Right Ascension (RA) and Declination (Dec), so I would expect to see RA and Dec figures for the object's position. The string you've given is not that.

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AUS12157434

He claims it should be something that astronomers understand and it should describe "the position of a distant Sun about 5-6 Trillion Light years ahead."

Anyone?

Regards,

Mikael:icon_salut:

Google brings up what I think he's been upto behind closed doors ...

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Seems to contain a lot of consecutive numbers... as padding?

097345678910111213151719212283417 => 097 83417

Is a grocer's shop in County Mayo IE. But who to ask for... :eek:

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I would send it to Bletchley Park to have it decoded. Or maybe it is the ET equivalent of the Arecibo message sent into space.:eek:

I can feel an attack of otters coming on :)

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OK, Thanks he is sitting here beside me and I have told him this is it.

Thanks to all of you who have spent valuable thinking time on this.

I assure you I won't bother you again.

Thanks,

Mikael

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I can feel an attack of otters coming on :)

:D I was wondering how long it would take. :eek:

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If not an otter, an internet imp perhaps?

How many trillion? Is that where the scientologists come from then?

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OK, Thanks he is sitting here beside me and I have told him this is it.

Thanks to all of you who have spent valuable thinking time on this.

I assure you I won't bother you again.

Thanks,

Mikael

Please do not be bothered to much at the idle banter that interjects serious answers, there is many a time we go off at tangents. I think it is excellent that you ask around rather than taking statements at face value. If you ever have an astronomical question please do not hesitate to ask.

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