posted on May, 26 2003 @ 04:13 AM
Each spaceship carried an aluminium plate with the fine gold with the "calling card" of our civilization: the schematization of the solar system and
a hydrogen atom, the frequency of 14 pulsars and their position compared to the Sun at the time of launching, and finally the representation of a nude
man and a woman, outlining a hello !
The voyagers spaceships are from exits of the solar system; they carry on their interstellar road: their nuclear generators are far from being
exhausted and they should function until 2017.
On their board a recording including/understanding of the images and the sounds of the life of the Earth was installed.
The sound recordings comprise human voices in 60 languages different like 90 minutes from music of several areas of the world, and visual recordings,
when with them, 96 photographs in black and white and 20 photographs colors. Since 1998, Voyager 1 preceded Pionner 10. It is henceforth the spaceship
furthest away from the Earth.
What there is these sapceships ?
All history and culture of the Earth which we could slip there. On a metal plate of thirty centimetres in diameter. Dr. Carl Sagan and his commission
organized the first multi-media presentation intended to carry our message to stars. More than hundred of images constitute not only one detailed
chart of our planet but as the best tourist guide as one can include in such a restricted space. No other catalogues voyages cannot thus join Taj
Mahal with the opera of Sydney or the building of the United Nations, allow the desert next to the mountain or make be neighbourly an old Turk and an
American astronaut. Taken as a whole, these images form a surprisingly intimate portrait of our planet, a portrait which disturbs us as much as the
contemplation of the starry sky. The sight is not the only direction to which this disc is addressed...