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# 250542 15-May-2019 18:04
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If the Voyager space probes were launched today, how would the sounds and pictures of earth be encoded for the alien audience? Is a golden analogue record still the best choice for cosmic durability?



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  # 2238534 15-May-2019 18:24
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Great Question!


I initially thought "oh this'll be simple, digital of course..., oh ...wait".....


Then it became apparent there's not really a much better option out there than what they used back then




This article here from "The Atlantic" puts it well.

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  # 2238587 15-May-2019 19:14
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In case anyone is interested, The golden record has a webpage(s) that contains everything on them




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  # 2239184 16-May-2019 14:45
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There's nothing I can see on that record to say "don't eat us".  There's even a photo of a tiny earthling eating a larger earthling.




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  # 2239186 16-May-2019 14:45
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This one of the greetings worried me...

"Friends of space, how are you all? Have you eaten yet? Come visit us if you have time."

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  # 2239188 16-May-2019 14:52
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Would an alien be able to understand how to interpret the directions on how to view the info, its a very interesting subject.

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