By the numbers

Golden Records

12: Size, in inches, of the Golden Records aboard two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977

155: Number of images – selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth – encoded on each record

55: Number of languages spoken on the records

40,000: Years before the spacecraft will make a close approach to another planetary system

Source: nasa.gov


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