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Pioneers 10 and 11, which preceded Voyager, both carried small metal plaques identifying their time and place of origin for the benefit of any other spacefarers that might find them in the distant future. With this example before them, NASA placed a more ambitious message aboard Voyager 1 and 2, a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The Voyager message is carried by a phonograph record, a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.

https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/golden-record/

The contents of the record were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan of Cornell University, et. al. Dr. Sagan and his associates assembled 115 images and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind and thunder, birds, whales, and other animals. To this they added musical selections from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings from Earth-people in fifty-five languages, and printed messages from President Carter and U.N. Secretary General Waldheim.

"The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced spacefaring civilizations in interstellar space."
- Carl Sagan

Each record is encased in a protective aluminum jacket, together with a cartridge and a needle. Instructions, in symbolic language, explain the origin of the spacecraft and indicate how the record is to be played. The 115 images are encoded in analog form.

The remainder of the record is in audio, designed to be played at 16-2/3 revolutions per minute. It contains the spoken greetings, beginning with Akkadian, which was spoken in Sumer about six thousand years ago, and ending with Wu, a modern Chinese dialect. Following the section on the sounds of Earth, there is an eclectic 90-minute selection of music, including both Eastern and Western classics and a variety of ethnic music. Once the Voyager spacecraft leave the solar system (by 1990, both will be beyond the orbit of Pluto), they will find themselves in empty space. It will be forty thousand years before they make a close approach to any other planetary system. As Carl Sagan has noted, "The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced spacefaring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life on this planet."
The definitive work about the Voyager record is "Murmurs of Earth" by Executive Director, Carl Sagan, Technical Director, Frank Drake, Creative Director, Ann Druyan, Producer, Timothy Ferris, Designer, Jon Lomberg, and Greetings Organizer, Linda Salzman. Basically, this book is the story behind the creation of the record, and includes a full list of everything on the record. "Murmurs of Earth", originally published in 1978, was reissued in 1992 by Warner News Media with a CD-ROM that replicates the Voyager record. Unfortunately, this book is now out of print, but it is worth the effort to try and find a used copy or browse through a library copy.

https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/golden-reco...he-record/

By the 1970s, astronomers Carl Sagan and Frank Drake already had some experience with sending messages out into space. They had created two gold-anodized aluminum plaques that were affixed to the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 spacecraft. Linda Salzman Sagan, an artist and Carl’s wife, etched an illustration onto them of a nude man and woman with an indication of the time and location of our civilization.
The “Golden Record” would be an upgrade to Pioneer’s plaques. Mounted on Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, twin probes launched in 1977, the two copies of the record would serve as time capsules and transmit much more information about life on Earth should extraterrestrials find it.
NASA approved the idea. So then it became a question of what should be on the record. What are humanity’s greatest hits? Curating the record’s contents was a gargantuan task, and one that fell to a team including the Sagans, Drake, author Ann Druyan, artist Jon Lomberg and Ferris, an esteemed science writer who was a friend of Sagan’s and a contributing editor to Rolling Stone.
The exercise, says Ferris, involved a considerable number of presuppositions about what aliens want to know about us and how they might interpret our selections. “I found myself increasingly playing the role of extraterrestrial,” recounts Lomberg in Murmurs of Earth, a 1978 book on the making of the record. When considering photographs to include, the panel was careful to try to eliminate those that could be misconstrued. Though war is a reality of human existence, images of it might send an aggressive message when the record was intended as a friendly gesture. The team veered from politics and religion in its efforts to be as inclusive as possible given a limited amount of space.
Over the course of ten months, a solid outline emerged. The Golden Record consists of 115 analog-encoded photographs, greetings in 55 languages, a 12-minute montage of sounds on Earth and 90 minutes of music. As producer of the record, Ferris was involved in each of its sections in some way. But his largest role was in selecting the musical tracks. “There are a thousand worthy pieces of music in the world for every one that is on the record,” says Ferris. I imagine the same could be said for the photographs and snippets of sounds.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-n...-73063839/

Yesterday i was made a valuable contributor to the Carl Sagan Planetary Society, I was so happy hahahahahaha -S
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I spoke to the aliens, they said quit sending us naked selfies humans!
(02-07-2019, 01:17 PM)Miscellaneous Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-07-2019, 12:39 PM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ][Image: interstellar02_sk12.jpg]

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I spoke to the aliens, they said quit sending us naked selfies humans!

Sivil, Were you ever on a forum called utopian resistance?

No I haven't posted there, sorry.
I always thought this was a pretty dumb idea.

Lets give aliens who may want to kill us the exact location of our planet along with details on how to exterminate us based on biology
(02-07-2019, 02:50 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: [ -> ]I always thought this was a pretty dumb idea.

Lets give aliens who may want to kill us the exact location of our planet along with details on how to exterminate us based on biology

Yeah I know @unclelunatic and then we present ourselves as naked and unarmed. I would turn my ship around if i was them and enslave us all!

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(02-07-2019, 02:56 PM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-07-2019, 02:50 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: [ -> ]I always thought this was a pretty dumb idea.

Lets give aliens who may want to kill us the exact location of our planet along with details on how to exterminate us based on biology

Yeah I know @unclelunatic and then we present ourselves as naked and unarmed.  I would turn my ship around if i was them and enslave us all!

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Chuckle That's a great gif.

Something tells me any being that can solve interstellar travel, wouldn't have any issue with defending themselves from our tiny nukes
(02-07-2019, 03:21 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-07-2019, 02:56 PM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ][quote='unclelunatic' pid='741374' dateline='1549565420']
I always thought this was a pretty dumb idea.

Lets give aliens who may want to kill us the exact location of our planet along with details on how to exterminate us based on biology

Yeah I know @unclelunatic and then we present ourselves as naked and unarmed.  I would turn my ship around if i was them and enslave us all!


Chuckle  That's a great gif.

Something tells me any being that can solve interstellar travel, wouldn't have any issue with defending themselves from our tiny nukes

That's what Steven Hawking said, that we should be scared of aliens because no doubt they could outclass us technologically and it could be like when the Spainards visited the Aztecs and they thought the leader was Quaticozyl and they gave them all their gold and basically became their slaves. This could happen to us.
(02-07-2019, 03:26 PM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-07-2019, 03:21 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-07-2019, 02:56 PM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-07-2019, 02:50 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: [ -> ]I always thought this was a pretty dumb idea.

Lets give aliens who may want to kill us the exact location of our planet along with details on how to exterminate us based on biology

Yeah I know @unclelunatic and then we present ourselves as naked and unarmed.  I would turn my ship around if i was them and enslave us all!


Chuckle  That's a great gif.

Something tells me any being that can solve interstellar travel, wouldn't have any issue with defending themselves from our tiny nukes

That's what Steven Hawking said, that we should be scared of aliens because no doubt they could outclass us technologically and it could be like when the Spainards visited the Aztecs and they thought the leader was Quaticozyl and they gave them all their gold and basically became their slaves.  This could happen to us.
Yeah3

It may have already happened, and we are currently living as slaves for 'them' Hiding3
(02-07-2019, 03:26 PM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-07-2019, 03:21 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-07-2019, 02:56 PM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-07-2019, 02:50 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: [ -> ]I always thought this was a pretty dumb idea.

Lets give aliens who may want to kill us the exact location of our planet along with details on how to exterminate us based on biology

Yeah I know @unclelunatic and then we present ourselves as naked and unarmed.  I would turn my ship around if i was them and enslave us all!


Chuckle  That's a great gif.

Something tells me any being that can solve interstellar travel, wouldn't have any issue with defending themselves from our tiny nukes

That's what Steven Hawking said, that we should be scared of aliens because no doubt they could outclass us technologically and it could be like when the Spainards visited the Aztecs and they thought the leader was Quaticozyl and they gave them all their gold and basically became their slaves.  This could happen to us.
That seems right to me. It would be more likely they need planetary resources, and less likely they want to spread peaceful civilization based on the articles of the united federation of planets.

"it's a cookbook!" ~the Twilight zone
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