The 116 images NASA wants aliens How this guy found 83 messages in bottles 1 day ago   05:06

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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

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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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The team at Verge Science took the next step and decoded the golden record by hand. Watch: https://ufl.ae/videow/HHkelYDnfFs
down boy
It pains me to know that Earth, our dear Home, will be destroyed some day. All of its History lost. It makes me feel how small we really are.
Source Official
I can’t help smiling at this. Not in a bad way, but a........ _pleasant_ sort of way
Nevaeh Moran
why is this creepy to me?!!?!??
Molly Cinnamon Strudel
What if the aliens have evolved with different ways of sensing things though, and they can't see or hear, so all of this is useless?
Fortress22
What if the alien that receives is human from another universe and their still going through rock age
Heil Vamous
What if dumb Alien foumd this?
Bus Jackson
It’s so weird to think about how insignificant we are.
Tin foil hats are the new black
So we just send detailed information about our infrastructure and weaknesses to alien overlords, while claiming being absolutely unarmed and harmless ? Well done.
Gev Krusty
Maybe our existence will matter just a bit more when humanity is destroyed and this disc is still floating around unharmed in space.
Bray Brah
They basically admited aliens are real
Hans
Wow, some of that 8th grade science is helpful here
Wład Kapelinski
This music is extremely uneasing.
FakeNukeTC16 rodriguez
Vox Ponds
Marcus Moore
To the skeptics.....because I am one too,

Why would they package up fake photos of Earth and solar system and send it off to intelligent life??
Unless it’s just a joke right?

Because time here happens faster the further the probe goes?
That by the time it were to find, or be found,
This solar system would be no more...idk.

Never mind lol
Anas F Imron
i feel a little scared
•Wilson CM•
*Just show them tiktok and there gonna be scared of us*
Carbo Rossa
1:47 NASA doesn’t want to send naked picture because they want to respect the alien sharia law.
Martin Strnad
even if we recieve such a message few decades after we ourselves launched it, there will be huge number of people that will find it offensive, dangerous and toxic as it's full of displays of things that today's society has issues with. Now imagine an intelligent species out there finding it and scratching their thinking organs when trying to understand whether we're toxic or just underdeveloped.
AT reacts
I thought Voyager was still in the delta Quadrant
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Clint Buffington has found 83 messages in bottles — and you could probably do it too. Vox's Zachary Crockett and Phil Edwards found out how.

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