There may be another way of “Deciphering Celestial Signals” using current technology of radio telescopes. The article written by Dr Gerry Harp at the SETI Institute discusses new ways of interpreting these signals for signs of extraterrestrial life with the Paul Allen Telescope Array. Because of the long distance, the alien’s message is distorted and buried in static. The static can be overcome by listening for a long time or building a larger telescope. Overcoming the distortion is still pretty-much an unsolved problem which I find quite fascinating. “We use computer tools to expand what it means to “look” at the data. By doing something we call “projecting the data,” we look at the data from a different angle or in a different light”.
What is not commonly known, is there is another method to look for signs of extraterrestrial life but we will have to got back to the Apollo Lunar missions where these signals are frozen in time as astronaut voice recordings. Analyzing these recordings in a new light offers a novel venue to glean information that is lying undiscovered within the electromagnetic frequencies that were radioed back to earth. Researchers can then apply these same techniques for deciphering celestial signals. The key is human pattern recognition of electromagnetic fields that can eventually be designed into search algorithms
I know this because of a particular pattern recognition ability I have with weak electromagnetic fields. It is a similar process to that of developing the skill of human echolocation but in this case it is the skill of interpreting weak electromagnetic fields and their physiological effect on the body and most likely other biological life.
Instead of debating the possibility that this type of pattern recognition exists, I will put together an example for others to validate that will show the approximate times the Apollo 12 Command Service Module (CSM) Yankee Clipper passes overhead the astronauts who are donning their spacesuits inside the Lunar Module (LM) Intrepid which is now is resting on the lunar surface. The maximum shift in the electromagnetic frequency that indicates the presence of the orbiting CSM will occur shortly after it passes overhead and will gradually decrease until communication is lost ( loss of signal LOS) as the CSM moves on to the lunar farside.
Though we are listening to the recorded audio of the astronauts, what is being analyzed are the audio signals moving through the electrical coil of the speaker creating an electromagnetic field and not the mechanical sound waves generated by the speaker. Within this field is a gradual increase in the field frequency, perhaps similar to a doppler shift, that indicates the presence of the Yankee Clipper as it passes overhead. Below is a chart of the orbits of the Yankee Clipper. I circled the landing site of Apollo 12 LM Intreped in blue and the loss of signal (LOS) location is marked in yellow.
Here is the audio segment of the voice communications made by the Apollo 12 astronauts as an mp3 audio file. The transcript of the communications is below where astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean are donning there spacesuits in the LM Intrepid as Richard Gordan is passing overhead in the CSM. I marked the approximate times where the frequency begins to shift upwards, rises to a maximum and then gradually decrease as the Yankee Clipper passes out of communication line of sight.
Audio recording obtained from Apollo 12 Flight Journal, ALSJ Preparations for EVA-1 GET 114:28:14 to 115:15:39
114:48:54 Bean: Will do, Pete. Will do.
114:48:55 Conrad: I’ll get you all buttoned up. (Pause)
114:48:58 Bean: Looks fine. Let me pull your visors down a little bit.
114:49:00 Conrad: Yeah; that a boy.
114:49:02 Bean: Good. Let me get these…(Garbled)
114:49:03 Conrad: Okay; let’s leave my gloves off while I get your helmet and visor on.
114:49:06 Bean: All right.
114:49:08 Conrad: Your helmet. Hand me that (LEVA) and I’ll hold it for you. (Pause)
114:49:13 Bean: There you go. Let me slide that on my head. (Pause; helmet clacking noises) I’ll hold it up if you’ll…
114:49:32 Conrad: Locked.
114:49:33 Bean: No, no.
114:49:35 Conrad: Oh, wait a minute.
[Frequency is beginning to shift upwards]
114:49:38 Bean: Okay?
114:49:39 Conrad: Locked.
114:49:40 Bean: Looks good. Everything looks…
114:49:44 Conrad: Hold everything just a second. (Pause) Okay. (Pause) Wait a minute. Yeah; I checked that for you.
114:49:59 Bean: Okay. (Pause)
114:50:06 Conrad: Okay.
114:50:07 Bean: Super. (Pause)
114:50:12 Conrad: There you go.
114:50:13 Bean: Okay. Oh, look; (garbled).
114:50:17 Conrad: Hold up your PLSS and…Wait a minute; let me get all of this out first. (Pause) Out and about. (Pause) There you go.
114:50:31 Bean: Okay. (Pause) Okay; what does it (the checklist) say next?
114:50:38 Conrad: Now we need a set of gloves.
[Close to maximum shift in frequency
114:50:39 Bean: Okay.
114:50:40 Conrad: Now, let me just turn real slow. (Pause)
114:50:48 Gibson: Yankee Clipper, Houston. One minute to LOS. And we'll be giving you a P22 Pad at AOS.
(Long Pause) Yankee Clipper; Houston. 30 seconds to LOS.
[Frequency begins to drop.]
114:51:25 Gordon: Roger. See you next pass.
Dick Gordon in (Command Service Module) is just about to go behind the Moon.
114:51:55 Conrad: Boy, you can tell those are brand new gloves; I can hardly get my fingers down 'em. (Pause) (Garbled)
114:52:21 Conrad: Before you cover your wrist (with the outer gauntlet), let me check your (wrist) lock (as per checklist). (And) check mine. (Pause)
[Frequency has shifted down to base line]
The key insight is that the electromagnetic frequencies, in the form of voice communications, contain information (frequency shifts) that indicate the approach and transit of a spacecraft 60 nautical miles above the surface. Though I do not understand the underlying physics as to why this is occurring, detecting the doppler-like shift in the frequency in the audio recordings, as subtle as they are, is possible. Researchers now know where to look for the data. The compound electromagnetic frequency matches extracted from the audio recording indicating the presence of the orbiting Yankee Clipper can be requested by researchers investigating this process.