The Celestial Message in a Bottle

The Celestial Message in a Bottle

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Imagine for a moment that it’s 40,000 years in the future in a solar system far, far, away on a planet thriving with intelligent life. Extraterrestrial beings inhabit this place. Perhaps they look like the cuddly ET, the blob, ALF, or maybe even like the dreadlocked beings from Predator; but either way, they are not human. An approaching speck in space catches the beings’ eyes (assuming they have them). Upon sending a craft to retrieve it, they find a probe containing a disk. Using instructions on the disk, they manage to play it. What they are about to hear and see are the sounds and images from an ancient alien civilization – 1977 Earth.

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Sources:

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record
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