Analog Lives, too

Having just posted on the 8-track digital recorder in Voyager 1, I would be remiss in not pointing out that the Voyager spacecraft are also conveying the finest analog technology to the stars: The Golden Record, a gold-plated copper phonograph record that contains both pictures and sounds.

The cover of the Golden Record, with instructions on how to play it:

Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

Some of the music on the record, is, of course, available on Youtube.

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