messages from earth

IT’S THEORY TIME!

I’VE BEEN HOLDING THIS THEORY SINCE MONSTER REUNION CAME OUT LIKE.. 8 MONTHS AGO, SO PLEASE PARDON ME IF I GET TO HYPED.

Ok so first of all let’s see what got ton of gems corrupted… 

Centi tells Stevo that everyone was running away from something, and after that, it was all noise… “You heard something. From the sky, a sound. A song? And then…”

And this is also further handled on “Same Old World” where Lapis shows that everyone was running in a hurry out of the earth and because of that they leaved her on earth trapped in the mirror. 

That looks like a light, sure, a blinding light, but what got me is when Centipeedle CLEARLY talks about SOUND and not LIGHT.

In the same episode, Garnet talks about how “It’s sort of like if MC Bear-Bear didn’t tear the fabric of his arm, but the fabric of his mind.”, so the nuke (let’s call it like that so is easier kie?) wasn’t spreading a kind of virus or something that messes with their body structure, aka, their light.

Now, back to an episode, season 1B, first Stevenbomb, “The message”. 

What’s so important about it? I think is a lil picky, but re-watching season one it really got my attention the way Amethyst reacted to The Wailing Stone

At first it was kind of just covering her ears and being a lil moody, but time passed and there was a point where she was getting desperate. 

(weirdly, Garnet and Pearl seems kind of okay, but that may be because they are in general more resistant, i think)

And you see, for the ones who don’t know, sound is basically waves that travel through matter, a constant and loud sound can get to the point of physically hurting you.

Actually, one of the discovering that Nikola Tesla did was that, with vibrations, you could make something shake, and if it was constant and strong enough, it would break, it’s exactly what earthquakes do! and guess what, sound is, in fact, vibrations!. 

Now, the most common experiment about this is putting some sort of glass and turning the volume slowly as loud as possible, after a moment the vibrations would be so much that it basically shatters.

What does this has to do with gem corruption? as I said before, sound needs MATTER to “travel around”, so OF COURSE they couldn’t make the bomb attack from space as a sound!, thats where the light makes the job.

You see, light is also waves that travel around, thing is, light doesn’t need a medium to travel, so Homeworld basically found a way to make a light explosion, turn it into sound, and attempt to shatter the gems in that way. 

But how did they turned the light into sound? Waving stones.

You see, in Gem Hunt we get a pretty short view of what is possibly a HUGE waving stone. 

Homeworld probably put them all around the world so they would make the sound travel without problem, the original waving stones where probably little and used to send messages from homeworld/space to earth (Like Lapis did),but then they found out that they could use it for shattering gems, their plan was basically use “vibrations to break glass” but in a massive way. 

So, why didn’t the gems shattered? they… kind of did! Corruption is basically their “light forms” shattered, its like the noise didn’t exactly broke the gem, but broke the coding of the gem, corrupted it, like when someone messes with the data of a video game and it gets all glitchy! they shattered their data, their “brains”. 

Of course, they didn’t literally SHATTERED them, but having in mind that Homeworld made the cluster experiments with Crystal Gems (As Garnet says explicitly) then it was probably a way to prove their weapons again. They basically used their enemies, the rebels, as lab-rats, to see if their massive weapon would work, just like the cluster.

Homeworld pretty  much tortured the gems with a screeching, loud and constant sound long enough to shatter their light forms.

Things that the Gems can do with Lars’ head portal

~The smaller ones like Padparadscha and the Rutile twins can go see Earth and come back

~Steven can put books/art/cameras in the space and one of them can come get it to get a feel for Earth culture (or take #squad selfies)

~Steven can bring messages from Earth to Lars, or even people (like Sadie)

~Steven can also send messages to tell them when to expect larger things to come through, like gems or people. I’m picturing a little remote-controlled drone while he’s on the other side near Lion’s tree, so a little helicopter pops out before a person does, and they can send it back if it’s a bad time

~Peridot can come and talk to them about how Earth helped change her, and she was a ‘regular’ gem, so imagine how nice it’ll be for them!

~Amethyst can meet other gems who aren’t ‘right’ by Homeworld’s standards but still have made a family together, Flourite and Garnet can talk, and Pearl and Rhodonite would totally hit it off

~Steven can learn more about Homeworld from gems who’ve been there for eons, even just underground

~He brings a phone and the twins are totally mesmerized by a fun little app game while Lars thanks the stars for solar battery. There’s no signal, but he’s got candy crush back now.

The Cheese Moon

“What do you think the moon is made of? Rock, I suppose?” the astrosorcerer, Petrus Calderón, asked his wife. Hundreds of years will pass before humans enter space.

“Cheese!” the gorgon exclaimed excitedly to herself, spreading a slab of marble as easily as Brie. The magical nature of gorgons allows them to change the density of stone at will, enabling them to eat it with relish (sometimes literally).

“Cheese?” Petrus blurted out in surprise. “Well… I… suppose it could be…” he gazed into his telescope and observed the moon’s surface.

The gorgon happily ate her stone snack while her husband studied and recorded. “Oh, sorry love, did you say something?” she called out.

“Just dreaming,” he answered, not turning away from his instruments.

The following spring, the soon-to-be-infamous astrosorcerer released his seminal book, A Cheesy Lunar Theory, largely regarded by gorgon chefs as the most important celestial thesis ever published. Indeed, it inspired five generations of gorgon magic users to study, travel to, and eventually open a small restaurant on the lunar surface.

The Muenster Lunar Colony Bar & Grill has become a gateway to space for many. In 1738, it was visited for the first time by extraterrestrial life, ushering in a new age of exploration into the majesty of the universe. By 1744, the Netherworld Post Office expanded to include intra-solar system delivery, hiring aether bats to send messages from Earth to as far out as Pluto, and by 1799, deliveries were being made throughout the universe and beyond.

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“A Message From The Clergy: Earth hammering out the ritual from last night in St Louis.”

the daily clarke

Bellamy woke and wiped the sleep from his blurry eyes. He always took the first shift of the day. Eager to check on all the systems and farms to make sure everything was running smoothly. A calm enveloped the Ring as everyone else was still sound asleep in their quarters. Only his footfalls and the hum of the equipment gave any indication of life. Afterward, Bellamy grabbed grub from the kitchen for his breakfast. Grub was an accurate name, very little taste or texture, but down it fast enough and you didn’t really notice. His one consolation was a hot cup of tea. Discovering the seeds to tea plants had been a good day. 

Bellamy brought his tea to the the observation deck as the sun began to emerge over the eastern half of the continent. Like clockwork, the computer signaled an incoming message from Earth. The Ring’s comm system barely worked within its confines. It definitely didn’t have the juice to transmit anything but they could receive strong transmissions. Bellamy smiled as he pushed the button to turn on the speakers as Clarke’s hopeful voice brought him up to speed with her life. Foraging for food, learning to use the special technology in Becca’s bunker, and raising young Madi. Asking him if he had dealt with something similar raising Octavia. He thought of travelers in the ancient world who wrote letters to family and friends in far off lands who had to wait years for those letters to reach them with news. He got his news in wonderful daily doses. But she would have to wait until he returned to Earth. Still more than 2 years away, he longed see Clarke and Octavia. Gazing down on the continent he had once trudged through, sometimes the short months he had spend down there felt like a dream from which he had woken up. 

He finished the last sip of his drink and saved the message to their logs. Someday he’d tell her everything that happened up here. How this was the favorite part of his day, listening to hers. He knew she was counting the days and he counted along with her as the others began to shuffle along the hallway to start their day.

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August 15th 1977: Wow! signal

On this day in 1977, a unusually strong radio signal was detected by the Big Ear Radio Observatory at Ohio State University, as part of the SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) project. The search for radio signals from alien civilisations began in earnest in the 1960s. In August 1977, a radio signal, originating from the direction of the constellation Sagittarius, was detected as thirty times stronger than the average signal. It appeared to be artificial, as it was only heard on one of the observatory’s fifty channels, whereas natural signals cause static on all frequencies. The anomaly thus fit the criteria for an extraterrestrial radio signal, and so shocked SETI scientist Jerry Ehman that he circled it in red ink and wrote ‘Wow!’ next to it, thus giving the signal its name. The Wow! signal only lasted seventy-two seconds, and was never heard again, despite repeated searches. There have been multiple alternatives proposed to explain the signal, but it has never been adequately understood. In 2012, National Geographic and Arecibo Observatory beamed a response comprised of Twitter and video messages from Earth to the location of the Wow! signal, in the hope of contacting alien life.

The size of the Universe is somewhat difficult to define. According to a restrictive definition, the Universe is everything within our connected spacetime that could have a chance to interact with us and vice versa. According to the general theory of relativity, some regions of space may never interact with ours even in the lifetime of the Universe due to the finite speed of light and the ongoing expansion of space. For example, radio messages sent from Earth may never reach some regions of space, even if the Universe were to exist forever: space may expand faster than light can traverse it.
—  Wikipedia
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Humanity’s First Interstellar Postcard

On November 16, 1974, scientists broadcast the first interstellar message out to the stars, a program that later became known as METI, the Message to Extra-terrestrial Intelligence.  Like SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), METI is a series of extremely small programs.  To date, only 9 messages have been transmitted by a variety of organizations:

  • {The Morse Message (1962)}
  • Arecibo message (1974)
  • Cosmic Call 1 (1999)
  • Teen Age Message (2001)
  • Cosmic Call 2 (2003)
  • Across the Universe (2008)
  • A Message From Earth (2008)
  • Hello From Earth (2009)
  • RuBisCo Stars (2009)
  • Wow! Reply (2012)

The first message, known as the Morse Message, does not technically belong on this list as the Russians directed the message to Venus, and thus the primary mission was not Interstellar.  The message targets vary in distance from the very short (the majority of targets are under 100 light years away) to the very far, including the Arecibo Message, which targets the M13 globular cluster 24,000 light years away. Messier 13, also known as the Heart of Hercules or Armpit of Hercules, is a globular cluster of several hundred thousand stars, and thought to be a good candidate for alien life.  While there have been some dissenting voices who argue that ‘revealing’ our location to enemy or hostile alien civilisations is ill-advised at best, most scientific consensus agrees that due to the physical restrictions on speed and travel (as currently understood) we are in no danger of imminent attack.  While the Arecibo Message won’t reach its target for another 25,000 years or so, the first of the other messages should arrive by 2029.  Other scientist point out that our current terrestrial radio and television broadcasts represent their own METI signal and thus we have no need to fund additional broad- or narrow-cast messages.  

Image of the Arecibo Message of 1679 bits in the public domain.  

Message from mother earth

If you heal me,
There, please be you for happiness

All taking place now,
The baggage which I brought when you got down on the earth

Time to part with the game that became old comes
Please, please part with a thing except the happiness

If you love me,
Please, please fill it by love and light in you


女神の伝言

あなたがわたしを癒してくれるなら
あなたが幸せでいてください

今起きているすべては
あなたが地球に降り立ったときに持ってきた荷物

古くなったゲームを手放すときが来ています
どうか幸せ以外のものを手放してください

あなたがわたしを愛してくれるなら
どうかあなたの中を愛と光でいっぱいにしてください

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From the invention of wireless to Radio Broadcast to Space

The word radio was coined in 1907 after a decade of furious activity to discover the mechanism for wireless transmission.  A decade earlier, French physicist Édouard Branly coined the term radioconductorto describe a means of wireless transmission.  He based his term on the verb radiate which ultimately came from the Latin word radius meaning the spoke of a wheel, a ray or beam of light.  The word radio was first used by itself in a 1907 article by Lee De Forest. It was used five years later by the Navy to distinguish it from other wireless technologies and entered common usage in the next decade.  Radiotechnology advanced so quickly that a little over 50 years later on November 16, 1974, scientists broadcast the first interstellar radio message out to the stars, a program that later became known as METI, the Message to Extra-terrestrial Intelligence. To date, only 9 messages have been transmitted by a variety of organizations:

  • {The Morse Message (1962)}
  • Arecibo message (1974)
  • Cosmic Call 1 (1999)
  • Teen Age Message (2001)
  • Cosmic Call 2 (2003)
  • Across the Universe (2008)
  • A Message From Earth (2008)
  • Hello From Earth (2009)
  • RuBisCo Stars (2009)
  • Wow! Reply (2012) 

The first radio message, known as the Morse Message, does not technically belong on this list as the Russians directed the message to Venus, and thus the primary mission was not Interstellar.  The message targets vary in distance from the very short (the majority of targets are under 100 light years away) to the very far, including the Arecibo Message, which targets the M13 globular cluster 24,000 light years away.  

While there have been some dissenting voices who argue that ‘revealing’ our location to enemy or hostile alien civilizations is ill-advised at best, most scientific consensus agrees that due to the physical restrictions on speed and travel (as currently understood) we are in no danger of imminent attack.  While the Arecibo Message won’t reach its target for another 25,000 years or so, the first of the other messages should arrive by 2029.  Other scientist point out that our current terrestrial radio and television broadcasts represent their own METI signal and thus we have no need to fund additional broad- or narrow-cast messages.  

Image of the Arecibo Radio Telescope courtesy Marius Strom under a Creative Commons 3.0 share alike license.  

Image of the Arecibo Message of 1679 bits in the public domain.