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

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

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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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.  

I like to think if Ryder is young - maybe in their mid or late 20s in ME:A - then Shepard is their idol, their childhood hero. They’d grow up on Shepard’s war stories, maybe they’d own something what the Alliance sell, like a shirt or something small, and because all of it Ryder decides to be just like them. 

Strong, compassionate, somebody who try to save and help others everywhere they go, try to do their best.

And doing the N7 training is one of Ryder’s dream, just like Shepard did years ago. 

Because their hero could do it, Ryder believes they can do it too.

Plus just imagine how heartbroken would they be if they get somehow - since the Mass Relays are destroyed - a message from the Alliance that Shepard died. 

Their hero died saving the galaxy.

The hero of their childhood stories who inspired them to be the person who they are. Maybe they get a record in which Shepard addresses Ryder and tell them how proud of them they’re and wish them good luck on their mission.

Because Shepard believes in Ryder.