The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

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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.


💬 Comments on the video

What if we get a reply and just says 'K'.

Author — hi


I’m just glad they didn’t send any tik toks

Author — Jose Roberto


Imagine the first slide is just, "Before we start this slideshow, we'd like to thank our sponsor, Raid: Shadow Legends."

Author — Creativian


Imagine dying knowing that your picture is forever engraved in a record that will outlast everything on Earth and influence the first impression aliens have of Earth.

Author — devon vexy


one day aliens will arrive on earth and NASA will be like "you found our gold disc!", aliens be like "no a tesla crashed into us"

Author — fast AiR


I don’t know why the song and the sound of the pictures changing like in a slideshow feels so lonely. Like you’re the last human on earth reminiscing. It’s an odd feeling...

Author — Granola Bar


“Baring memories of a planet that is no more” that gave me chills.

Author — MrLolzAlot


Seeing earth titled as “home”is so comforting to me. A lot of people said the video is disturbing but it makes me feel like I belong to somewhere.

Author — Tired Peach


A HUGE missed opportunity to rickroll the aliens.

Author — aboopsheedoop


Where is the photo of queen Elizabeth!? Show them who they are gonna see when they arrive.

Author — A M J


There is something eerily sad, lonely, and overwhelming about this mission.

Author — Pineapple Juice


Imagine if humans in the future find this, like a time capsule

Author — Just Because


Remember the time when Tony Stark gave out his address in the public and got his house blown? Just a Thought.

Author — Rashil Kumar Singh


Sending this disc out is like trying to find your friend in an open world game

Author — Lollymoo


*This makes me feel something that doesn’t exist.*

Author — SpicyShakes


This gave me an emotion I didn’t know I had- especially seeing the image of Earth labelled “home”

Author — DroppedMyBaguette


Background music is named "the ground was cold, the night was dark" written by a born blind black musician.

Author — Bharat Kaushal


I love how instead of writing earth. They wrote "home". Because that's what it is. And that simple, beautiful, fact should bring is all together as people ❤️

Author — Skinniest Kween


Imagine before they get to look at what's on the record an advertisement pops up.

Author — TAGE IVM


The song was written by a black homeless blind man who lost everything he owned in a house fire. He died alone and cold in streets and the song is supposed to express sadness.
Edit:apparently the song is about the crucifixion of Christ

Author — Alberto Santos