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.
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!)
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.