Carl Sagan’s voice gives Internet the CHILLS with this new video.
In 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 into space to explore the solar system and report back with new information on our planets. After successfully gathering an immense amount of data, the Voyagers continued on a trajectory into interstellar space. Knowing this, NASA included a ‘Golden Record’ LP with sounds and images that represented earth at that time, narrated by Carl Sagan.
Here is a breath-taking video with original recordings from that copper phonograph, which will probably outlast all human traces here on earth and may one day be discovered by extraterrestrial life.
Take a look:
As the video notes, the Voyagers are traveling more than 35,000 mph, but still— it will take an estimated 40,000 years before they’re close to any star other than our own sun. NASA estimates that there are roughly 130 habitable planets within 34 light years of us. As it takes the Voyager 17,000 years to travel ONE light year, it is more likely that extraterrestrial life will discover it, rather than the other way around.