fusion telexTelexexternal linkExternal Linkinternal linkInternal Linkatomjacked inventory cacheInventory Cache

Voyager
This nOde last updated December 17th, 2004 and is permanently morphing...
(3 Ix (Jaguar) / 17 Mac - 94/260 - 12.19.11.15.14)

fusion telex

voyage

voyage (voi´îj) noun
1.A long journey, as:. a. A journey by sea to a foreign or distant land. b. A journey by land to distant parts. c. A journey through outer space.
2.Often voyages . a. The events of a journey of exploration or discovery considered as material for a narrative. b. Such a narrative.

verb
voyaged, voyaging, voyages verb, intransitive
To make a voyage.

verb, transitive
To sail across; traverse: voyaged the western ocean.

[Middle English, from Old French veyage, from Late Latin viâticum, a journey, from Latin, provisions for a journey, from neuter of viâticus, of a journey, from via, road.]
- voy´ager noun

voyager (noun)

traveler: explorer, adventurer, voyager, mariner



fusion telex

VOYAGER’S GREETINGS TO THE UNIVERSE

The Voyager spacecraft will be the third and fourth human artifacts to escape entirely from the solar system. Pioneers 10 and 11, which preceded Voyager in outstripping the internal linkgravitational attraction of the internal linkSun, both carried small metal plaques identifying their internal linktime and place of origin for the benefit of any other spacefarers that might find them in the distant future.
Gravity Sol

With this example before them, internal linkNASA placed a more ambitious message aboard Voyager 1 and 2-a kind of time capsule, internal linkintended 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. The contents of the record were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by internal linkCarl Sagan of Cornell University. Dr. Sagan and his associates assembled 115 images and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind and thunder, birds, internal linkwhales, and other animals. To this they added musical selections from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings from Earth-people in fifty-five internal linklanguages, and printed messages from President Carter and U.N. Secretary General Waldheim. Each record is encased in a protective aluminum jacket, together with a cartridge and a needle.

Instructions, in symbolic language, explain the origin of the spacecraft and indicate how the record is to be played. The 115 images are encoded in analog form. The remainder of the record is in audio, designed to be played at 16-2/3 revolutions per second. It contains the spoken greetings, beginning with Akkadian, which was spoken in internal linkSumer about six thousand years ago, and ending with Wu, a modern Chinese dialect. Following the section on the internal linksounds of Earth, there is an eclectic 90-minute selection of music, including both Eastern and Western classics and a variety of ethnic music. Once the Voyager spacecraft leave the solar system (by 1990, both will be beyond the orbit of Pluto), they will find themselves in empty space.

It will be forty thousand years before they make a close approach to any other planetary system. As Carl Sagan has noted, “The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced spacefaring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life on this planet.”



fusion telex
Jupiter


fusion telex
fusion telexTelexexternal linkExternal Linkinternal linkInternal Linkatomjacked inventory cacheInventory Cache
fUSION Anomaly. Technoshamanism
return to the source...fUSION Anomaly.
fUSION Anomaly.