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This jumper is the absolute ultimate piece of geekery. Depicted here is the Arecibo message, which should you happen upon intelligent life in your space travels will enable you to communicate the greatest of human achievements to your new alien friends. Even if they cannot decipher the code, the brilliance of design embedded within this jumper itself will signal to any life forms that we are indeed an advanced species.


[FROM WIKIPEDIA]: The Arecibo message was broadcast into space a single time via frequency modulated radio waves at a ceremony to mark the remodeling of the Arecibo radio telescope on 16 November 1974. It was aimed at the globular star cluster M13 some 25,000 light years away because M13 was a large and close collection of stars that was available in the sky at the time and place of the ceremony.

The message consisted of 1679 binary digits, approximately 210 bytes, transmitted at a frequency of 2380 MHz and modulated by shifting the frequency by 10 Hz, with a power of 1000 kW. The "ones" and "zeros" were transmitted by frequency shifting at the rate of 10 bits per second. The total broadcast was less than three minutes.

The cardinality of 1679 was chosen because it is a semiprime (the product of two prime numbers), to be arranged rectangularly as 73 rows by 23 columns. The alternative arrangement, 23 rows by 73 columns, produces jumbled nonsense. The message forms the image shown on the right, or its inverse, when translated into graphics characters and spaces.

SIZE: 'Medium'

Width, chest: 112cm (41.1")
Sleeves, length from armpit: 44cm (17.5")
Overall length, from shoulder: 66cm (26")
Overall length, from armpit: 44cm (17.5")

This jumper will fit someone with a chest size of 100 - 110 cm (39.8" - 43.3").

MATERIAL: 100% Acrylic

Acrylic wool has been chosen as it available in much more vivid colours than pure wool. Please keep in mind, however, that acrylic is not quite as warm as pure wool. This jumper would be most appropriate to wear in typical spring/autumn weather. As temperatures in outer space are at times close to 0K (−273.15°C or −459.67°F), it would be advisable to wear multiple layers of jumpers when venturing to such depths of the universe in search of intelligent life.


Hand wash only. Do not ring. Spin dry only. Lay flat to dry.

All jumpers lovingly hand knitted by me in a smoke-free, pet free home :)

Arecibo Message Hand Knitted Sweater - HALF PRICE