Pioneers 10  and 11, which preceded Voyager, both carried                        small metal plaques identifying their time and  place of                        origin for the benefit of any other spacefarers  that might                        find them in the distant future. With this example  before                        them, NASA placed a more ambitious message aboard  Voyager                        1 and 2-a kind of time capsule, intended to  communicate                        a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The  Voyager message                        is carried by a phonograph record-a 12-inch  gold-plated                        copper disk containing sounds and images selected  to portray                        the diversity of life and culture on Earth.
Pioneers 10 and 11, which preceded Voyager, both carried small metal plaques identifying their time and place of origin for the benefit of any other spacefarers that might find them in the distant future. With this example before them, NASA placed a more ambitious message aboard Voyager 1 and 2-a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The Voyager message is carried by a phonograph record-a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.
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