Listen to the First Record Our Future Alien Overlords Will Ever Hear

Way out there in that direction (19,468,009, 525 km, as I write this) and also in that direction (15,994,031,747 km), the two Voyager probes are carrying two of the most valuable phonograph records humankind will ever produce.

The two Golden Records aboard each spacecraft contain the sounds of Earth just in case anyone alien race should intercept them and figure out how to make a workable turntable.

What will the aliens hear?  Consequence of Sound posted these two examples;

Keep up with the Voyagers’ positions here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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