Images Selected by NASA to Explain Earth to Aliens
on 13 November 2015
Over 35 years ago, NASA launched Voyager 1 into space, which would later become the first human-made object to exit the solar system. In case it ever fell into the hands (or tentacles) of aliens, NASA scientists loaded the space probe with a copper phonograph LP called the “Golden Record” to explain life on Earth. Embedded in the record lies a trove of 116 images—depicting math equations, animals, buildings and more—as well as spoken greetings in 50 different languages, a compilation of sounds from around the planet and nearly 90 minutes of music. Head to Vox to see all the images.