Beyond the morning star: the real tale of Voyagers’ Aboriginal music

feat_slider_indig_voyagerTwo golden records, on their way out of our solar system, carry Australian Aboriginal music – but what’s the real story behind the recording?

Earlier this year, NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 left our solar system after a 35-year journey, carrying with it a golden record containing sounds, images and music from Earth.

Its sister craft, Voyager 2, carries an identical record. The records were designed to encapsulate the aural heritage of Earth in 90 minutes – but some preliminary investigation, however, reveals that there a few inaccuracies in the official NASA documentation about the golden records.

This article is based on a paper presented at the Australian Space Science Conference, September 30 – October 2, 2013.

Read the rest of this fascinating article here : Beyond the morning star: the real tale of Voyagers’ Aboriginal music.

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