Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Playlist for intelligent extraterrestrial life
A gold-plated copper gramophone record is carried on the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. The Voyager Golden Records include music selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. The recordings are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or far future humans, that may find them. The Voyager spacecraft do not have a specific destination, and will not come close to any identified star for 40,000 years. NASA's playlist for intelligent extraterrestial life is here, Neil Armstrong's Apollo mission playlist is here.
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