Are aliens listening? NASA sends Hindi greetings from Earth
Now, we can easily listen to sounds which are meant to hear by aliens, as NASA has posted the 'Golden Record' on online audio distribution platform 'Soundcloud'.
New Delhi: As strange as it may appear, but we can now easily listen to sounds which are heard by aliens.Yes, that's true! NASA has posted the 'Golden Record' on an online audio distribution platform 'Soundcloud'.
'Golden Record' is a collection of sounds that NASA has selected to be sent on the Voyager spacecraft which was launched in 1977.
According to The Indian Express report, NASA has added musical selections from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings from Earth-people in fifty-five languages, including Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and others.
The aliens would pick up lines such as “Prithvi ke wasiyon ki aur se Namaskar” or “Greetings from the earthlings” if they listen the recordings of Earth sounds and greetings sent into space by NASA.
Recordings of rain, stone tools and heartbeat were also among the sounds selected to represent humanity.
The sound clips have been on the web for years but were of poor quality, that is why NASA has finally put high-quality version online.
Now, listeners can listen to the tracks continuously instead of clicking back and forth on NASA's audio player.
Voyager 2 was launched on August 20, 1977, and Voyager 1 was launched on September 5, both carrying the Golden Records encoded with the sounds of Earth.
There is also an eclectic 90-minute selection of music, including both Eastern and Western classics and a variety of ethnic music on Golden Records.
Now, both the probes are farther away from Earth than any other man-made object. Voyager 1 is about 12 billion miles from Earth.