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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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the golden record images -Famous "Voyager 1" spacecraft was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. Despite its primary missions (to study the outer Solar System and interstellar medium) the spacecraft had another – to send a message to other life forms in the universe.

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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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The Voyager Spacecraft's Golden Record containing music (Bach, Stravinsky, Chuck Berry), images (the planets of the solar system, the wonders of earth, human beings) and even a star map, locating our exact position in the galaxy. Carl Sagan headed up this most extraordinary achievement of human kind.

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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 is a time capsule of humanity,...

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Record nerd inside joke: this is a 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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