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What Would A New Version Of Voyager's Golden Record Contain?

Some critics of the original say it was a poor representation of Earth because it was created by a small group of people who chose to present a rosy view of humans and leave out the terrible things they’re capable of. Lomberg, Ferris, and other Voyager members say the criticism is fair, but Lomberg said […]
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The sounds of Voyager's Golden Record

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When they were launched in 1977, the two Voyager spacecraft each carried with them a 12-inch gold-plated copper record containing images and sounds of Earth for the viewing pleasure of whichever aliens happened across them. NASA has...

A Video Compilation That Highlights the 116 Images NASA Chose to Include on the Voyager Golden Record

Humor / odd : Laughing Squid

Vox has created a beautiful video compilation that highlights the 116 images NASA chose to include on the Golden Record launched into space in 1977 on the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 missions. The images were intended to provide any int...

Alien Still Hasn't Gotten Around To Listening To Whole Voyager Golden Record

Humor : The Onion

47 U. MAJORIS STAR SYSTEM—Roughly 18 months after discovering the collection of common Earth sounds contained on the golden record placed aboard the Voyager probe NASA launched in 1977, extraterrestrial Richard Ellinger, 237, admitt...

Images and Sounds on Voyager’s Golden Record

Humor : mental_floss

The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977. Among other things, it carries a golden record (actually, gold-plated copper) onboard, containing songs, sounds, and images from Earth, all selected by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan. Bac...

Timothy Ferris on the Voyager probes' "Golden Record"

Humor : Boing Boing

In 1977, NASA mounted copies of the above record album on the Voyager I and Voyager II space probes and launched them into the depths of space. Each album contained recordings of Earth, greetings in 55 languages, music, analog-encod...


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