— The Voyager Golden Record

In 1977, NASA sent a pair of unmanned probes named Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 into space. Among the infrared spectrometers and radio receivers included on each probe were identical copies of the same non-scientific object: the Voyager Golden Record.

Check out the diagram for an explanation of the symbols on the cover disc.

 

Via: Iain Claridge

 

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