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The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see
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  Published: 2 years ago

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Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record. http://www.vox.com/2015/11/11/9702090/voyager-golden-record-pictures


Sources:
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/scenes.html
http://www.amazon.com/Pale-Blue-Dot-Vision-Future/dp/0345376595
http://www.amazon.com/Murmurs-Earth-Carl-Sagan-ebook/dp/B00BRUQ4HK/ref=sr_1_1

When Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched into space in 1977, their mission was to explore the outer solar system, and over the following decade, they did so admirably.

With an 8-track tape memory system and onboard computers that are thousands of times weaker than the phone in your pocket, the two spacecraft sent back an immense amount of imagery and information about the four gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

But NASA knew that after the planetary tour was complete, the Voyagers would remain on a trajectory toward interstellar space, having gained enough velocity from Jupiter's gravity to eventually escape the grasp of the sun. Since they will orbit the Milky Way for the foreseeable future, the Voyagers should carry a message from their maker, NASA scientists decided.

The Voyager team tapped famous astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan to compose that message. Sagan's committee chose a copper phonograph LP as their medium, and over the course of six weeks they produced the "Golden Record": a collection of sounds and images that will probably outlast all human artifacts on Earth.

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6 hours ago
This was pretty depressing


7 hours ago
Imagine in thousands of years from now, we have the technology to travel interstellar and we find a habitable planet but all intelligent life on it were destroyed and we just discover this disc in an building that's been buried. Imagine the future, every single person that has watched this video or has the capability to watch youtube... is dead. I just wanna say, good luck future humans. You can save the entire human race, or either we (the current humans) or you will destroy humanity. Or maybe aliens have found this disc already and are making a simulation of it to see what has happened. And we are in that simulation,


14 hours ago
How are they meant to view the disc?


15 hours ago
send them EDM!


15 hours ago
That light house in Maine is Nubble Light and Its just miles away from my house


17 hours ago
If aliens found this, they would think that the humming sound would be our language and we communicate in humming.


18 hours ago
And I want them to hear IndependenceSayKiss by Hiroyuki Sawano


21 hours ago
they forgot to send nudes lol


1 day ago
Two things:

1. Why not show war, famine, religion, etc. It's what's shaped our societies, for better or worse.

2. We show detailed charts on how our bodies work but an image of naked humans is prohibited?


2 days ago
This was kinda surreal because looking at those photos, the world has changed to much that aliens would have the wrong impression of earth ya know, it's just weird to think about


2 days ago
I feel sad now...


2 days ago
Shouldve send nudes...


2 days ago
Well that was depressing


2 days ago
Unfortunately when they finally stop in for tea there will be no one around.
That golden disc is showing our planet during its prime.


2 days ago
Send them my nudes


2 days ago
2+2 = 4 minus one that's 3 quick maths.


3 days ago
What if we're the aliens and any other form of life in the universe is humans


3 days ago
Some aliens prolly gonna find it and smack it in the ground


3 days ago
Where the Marijuana at


3 days ago
Aliens: These dumbasses really gives us the reasons to destroy their race

Kid Alien: But papa! Don't do it yet! I still hasn't seen some bubs and tidies for 10 years now


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