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Universal Graphical Representation of a specific moment in time

Put a clock on it. You can do pretty well pretty easily if you put a lump of metal in a box and some pictograms to tell the aliens what isotope was in the box when you launched it. The aliens can ...
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Universal Graphical Representation of a specific moment in time

Pioneer already carries the information in its velocity. If the reader knows where it has come from using the pulsar map, then they can work out how long it took to get from there to here given the ...
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Universal Graphical Representation of a specific moment in time

This is a Frame Challenge The reason the pulsar map is so cool is because it's something that exists in three physical dimensions in space. The problem with time is that it only exists in a single ...
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Universal Graphical Representation of a specific moment in time

Universal decay of regions- the universe is a machine eating itself, hydrogen to helium to yada.. yada to iron. Short periods in between where the slag is radioactive. So why not define a point in ...
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Universal Graphical Representation of a specific moment in time

Slightly different answer: do you want something like a Treasure Map? Something that is pure information, so it could be coded in a radio signal or DNA molecule? You could do this if the map also ...
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