Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record

Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record

Carl Sagan
4.2/5 (464 ratings)
In 1977, two extraodinary spacecraft called Voyager were launched to the stars. Affixed to each Voyager craft was a gold-coated copped phonograph record as a message to possible extra-terrestrial civilizations that might encounter the spacecraft in some distant space and time. Each record contained 118 photographs of our planet; almost 90 minutes of the world's greatest music; an evolutionary audio essay on "The Sounds of Earth"; and greetings in almost sixty human languages . This book is an account, written by those chiefly responsible for the contents of the Voyager Record, of why they did it, how they selected the repertoire, and precisely what the record contains.
Language
English
Pages
273
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Release
November 01, 1979
ISBN
0345283961
ISBN 13
9780345283962

Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record

Carl Sagan
4.2/5 (464 ratings)
In 1977, two extraodinary spacecraft called Voyager were launched to the stars. Affixed to each Voyager craft was a gold-coated copped phonograph record as a message to possible extra-terrestrial civilizations that might encounter the spacecraft in some distant space and time. Each record contained 118 photographs of our planet; almost 90 minutes of the world's greatest music; an evolutionary audio essay on "The Sounds of Earth"; and greetings in almost sixty human languages . This book is an account, written by those chiefly responsible for the contents of the Voyager Record, of why they did it, how they selected the repertoire, and precisely what the record contains.
Language
English
Pages
273
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Release
November 01, 1979
ISBN
0345283961
ISBN 13
9780345283962

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