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Deutsch: Die Töne der Erde
Español: Sonidos de la Tierra
English: Flying board Voyagers 1 and 2 are identical "golden" records, carrying the story of Earth far into deep space. The 12 inch gold-plated copper discs contain greetings in 60 languages, samples of music from different cultures and eras, and natural and man-made sounds from Earth. They also contain electronic information that an advanced technological civilization could convert into diagrams and photographs.

The cover of each gold plated aluminium jacket, designed to protect the record from micrometeorite bombardment, also serves a double purpose in providing the finder a key to playing the record. The explanatory diagram appears on both the inner and outer surfaces of the cover, as the outer diagram will be eroded in time.

Currently, both Voyager probes are sailing adrift in the black sea of interplanetary space, having left our solar system years ago.
Français : Disque d'or des sons de la Terre
Português: Disco de Ouro contendo Sons e Saudações do Planeta Terra.
Date 5 September 1977
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