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How do you send out SOS in space if there is no absolute coordinate?

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Imagine your spaceship encountered a gravitational anomaly and discovered that you are lost in space, your computer tells you that you are still inside the Milky Way galaxy but it cannot find the Solar system. I think in order to triangulate the spaceship current position we need at least 3 other spaceships in the proximity otherwise parallax error gets big, is there a way to transmit a signal so that only 1 station no matter how far away can easily pinpoint the source of the SOS signal?

Edit: the crews were being kept in cryogenic tube but... Hold a sec I thought I'm asking for sending out SOS signal and my officers are still investigating the anomaly which somehow fried the ship's only blackbox.

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