The Golden Record (Originally aired Jan. 27, 2017)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 669 , Segment 4
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- Oct 26, 2017 11:00 pm
- 25:45 mins
Guest: Donald Hoffman, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine Almost 40 years ago, NASA launched a message into space aboard the Voyager spacecraft for any extraterrestrial beings who may happen upon it. Called the Golden Record, it’s a gold-plated phonograph record that carries pictures, music, and greetings from earth in 55 different languages. Ever since then, groups like the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute have been listening closely to satellite wavelengths for a sign that our message had been received, but so far there’s no word back from space. But, even if extraterrestrials found the Golden Record, could they make out the messages on it?