In 1977, Voyager I & II were launched from planet Earth, destined for the outer solar system and beyond. It’s estimated that in 40,000 years, they will each pass relatively close to the stars Gliese 445 and Ross 248 respectively.
As such, it’s only natural to wonder what some alien lifeform might make of such an object if they discovered it, and so it was proposed to include an audio-visual record of humanity’s existence.
The result, the Golden Record, is now available on NASA’s SoundCloud, including sounds of a baby crying, wind and surf, assorted animal sounds, greetings in dozens of languages, and a kiss. The complete contents are listed here.
How would you represent humanity sonically?