The bridegroom came forth into the porch With, 'Let us look at the sky, And question what of the night to be, Stranger, you and I.' The woodbine leaves littered the yard, The woodbine berries were blue, Autumn, yes, winter was in the wind; 'Stranger, I wish I knew.'
Within, the bride in the dusk alone Bent over the open fire, Her face rose-red with the glowing coal And the thought of the heart's desire.
The bridegroom looked at the weary road, Yet saw but her within, And wished her heart in a case of gold And pinned with a silver pin.
The bridegroom thought it little to give A dole of bread, a purse, A heartfelt prayer for the poor of God, Or for the rich a curse;
But whether or not a man was asked To mar the love of two By harboring woe in the bridal house, The bridegroom wished he knew.
- Robert Frost
Back in October, it was reported that scientists had planned to create a more updated version of the Arecibo Message.
This message was a radio message that was sent into space an entire 44 years ago in order to catch the attention of aliens. Now, they are asking the public to help them in choosing which message to send.
Now that a few months have gone by, we’ve had time to think about the best possible thing to send to aliens. According to sources, teams of 10 students ranging from kindergarten to college are being given the chance to take part in the challenge.
However, the one catch, is that it’s not so simple as just emailing a proposed message. The students will be required to break coded messages, as well as solve complex puzzles, and deal with challenges throughout the year in order to receive details about the challenge.
These challenges will require the teams to prove their knowledge to the Arecibo Observatory, that they know about space sciences, the scientific methods, as well as other related topics.
The challenge is set to run for the course of 9 months, after which the AO will choose a winning team, who will chose the message that will be sent to aliens.