golden record

In the late 1970s NASA sent a pair of probes on a one-way mission into the depths of space. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 sent back some observations along the way, and while we knew we'd never actually see the spacecrafts again, we couldn't rule out the possibility that someone or something might come across them some day, so a team of scientists included a gift. Each probe was equipped with a single copy of NASA's "Golden Record," which includes highly scientific directions to our planet along with a collection of sounds and music that tell a brief tale of life of Earth.

Now, decades later, the contents of that historic relic are being released in a special edition package with audio tracks that are remastered from the original recordings. Yes, you can now pretend like you're an alien and try to imagine what otherworldly civilization could have sent such a remarkable mix of sounds.

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You can now buy the NASA audio record that we sent to aliens originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 at 14:35:40 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.