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The Voyager Golden Record was compiled by two people in love: the astronomer Carl Sagan, and Ann Druyan, the creative director of the project, who he would later marry. Druyan... recorded the electrical impulses of her brain and nervous system, her heartbeats... which were the sounds of a woman swept away: by a man, by ideas, by the power of sending their love out into eternity... Love, golden, close to eternal, flying at impossible speeds through the heavens.

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Carl Sagan’s Pulsar Map Relative position of the Sun to the center of the Galaxy and 14 pulsars with their periods denoted. The lengths of the lines show the relative distances of the pulsars to the Sun. ..... (I'd love this as a tattoo on the side of my thigh. I'm a huge astrophysics nerd, and this is a gorgeous piece of geometry, physics and astronomy all rolled into one!)

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from The Atlantic

The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations

The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations The "Golden Record" aboard the interstellar spacecraft - a time capsule of humanity.

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from BuzzFeed

23 Incredibly Elegant Science Tattoos

Carl Sagan’s pulsar map from the Voyager Golden Record and Pioneer Plaque. | 23 Incredibly Elegant Science Tattoos

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tattoo of the etching that's on the b-side of the Voyager Golden Records that NASA shot into space in 1977. It is an instructional pictograph, meant to describe how to play the records, to a being who's never seen a record before.

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The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records which were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft, which were launched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. The Voyager spacecraft are not heading towards any particular star, but Voyager 1 will be within 1.6 light years of the star AC+79 3888 in the Ophiuchus

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