Possible alien message to get reply from humanity

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'We are working with Arecibo Observatory to develop the best way to encrypt the transmission,' said Kristin Montalbano, a spokeswoman for the National Geographic Channel. 'Earlier transmissions have focused on simplicity, whereas this one will rely more on creating a complex but noticeable pattern, hopefully standing out from other random, natural noise... At its peak, the transmission was 30 times more powerful than ambient radiation from deep space, prompting the volunteer astronomer Jerry Ehman to scrawl 'Wow!' next to the data on a computer printout, giving the signal its name... And if they're the aliens that sent the Wow! signal in the first place, they are likely to be an extremely advanced civilization. Scientists say the signal would have required a 2.2 gigawatt transmitter, vastly more powerful than any existing terrestrial radio station.

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