Videos: The Golden Record on the Voyager Spacecraft

Source: NASA.

Years ago, two spacecraft exited our solar system at about 35,000 miles per hour with a message to anyone who finds them detailing our location in the galaxy, the beauty of the Earth, and our culture in terms of warm wishes, music, and natural sounds. Crafted by Carl Sagan and others, the golden discs or records placed on Voyager I and II also contains instructions on how to read the material. And thanks to the site Open Culture, we can learn more about how one would unravel these instructions. It reminds me of Jodie Foster’s character in the movie Contact as she tried to interpret signals being received from afar. I recommend you check out the two videos that are part of the “How to Decode NASA’s Message to Aliens” page.

Source: Jodie Foster in Contact from Warner Bros. Pictures.