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Company Releases Voyager Probe's "Golden Record" To Public

November 28, 2017

It was forty years ago that Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched into space to explore our solar system.  Each probe carries a 12-inch golden phonograph record that contains pictures and sounds of Earth.  Now, a startup company called Ozma Records is releasing “The Sounds of Earth” on CD and vinyl to people on Earth for a limited time. NASA approved the record about six months before the launch of the two Voyager spacecrafts, which contains spoken greetings in 55 languages, music by Bach and Chuck Berry, sounds of waves, laughter, an earthquake, crickets, chimpanzees, thunder, rain, footsteps, a baby’s cry, the wet smack of a kiss, songs by humpback whales and a greeting. Scientists also electronically encoded 115 various images on the record, such as photographs of a mother nursing her child, an astronaut floating in space, a violin with sheet music and an illustration showing a male and a pregnant female.  Ozma Records will release two CD set along with a 96-page book starting next month and a three vinyl album box set starting in February 2018 [ORDER HERE].

SOURCE: Washington Post

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