The Voyager Golden Record Available for Human Ears

The Golden Records (first created to be taken aboard the Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977) were always intended for extraterrestrial ears. Made with 55 greetings in different languages, nature sounds, plus all kinds of music, the contents were chosen by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan. With tracks from Beethoven to Chuck Berry, the records were meant to serve as a welcome for alien life, …

Sir Winston Churchill’s Musings on Alien Life

From a recently discovered essay, drafted in the 1939 by Sir Winston Churchill, it has been revealed that in addition to being kept up to date on all scientific research of the time, the revered politician also mused on the existence of extraterrestrial life. Churchill believed that because of the vastness of the universe, there must be many suns with many planets that could potentially …

Images Selected by NASA to Explain Earth to Aliens

Over 35 years ago, NASA launched Voyager 1 into space, which would later become the first human-made object to exit the solar system. In case it ever fell into the hands (or tentacles) of aliens, NASA scientists loaded the space probe with a copper phonograph LP called the “Golden Record” to explain life on Earth. Embedded in the record lies a trove of 116 images—depicting …