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Murmurs of Earth

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Murmurs of Earth

Murmurs of Earth

The Voyager Interstellar Record

By: Timothy Ferris, Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, F. D. Drake, Jon Lomberg, Linda Salzman Sagan

audio performed by: Ann Druyan, Nick Sagan, Timothy Ferris, F. D. Drake, Jon Lomberg
genre: Psychology/Science - Science
publication date:07/25/2017
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In 1977, two extraordinary 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 (and one whale language). 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.

Introductory music from the original score for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey composed by Alan Silvestri, used with permission from Cosmos Studios, Inc. and Chappers Music. All rights reserved. Special thanks to Fuzzy Planets, Inc.