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Reissuing the Voyager Golden Record, NASA’s Quixotic Message to the Stars

Louis Armstrong performing "Melancholy Blues," Mozart's Queen of the Night aria, and panpipes from Peru are etched among the cacophony of Earth sounds on the gold-plated records attached to Voyager 1 and 2.
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