Music from Earth

NASA has released everything from the Golden Record, the record last seen exiting the solar system on board Voyager 1 with music, greetings, and sounds from Earth, to SoundCloud. Here’s just the music.

I loved Carl Sagan’s comment when they suggested putting Bach on the record: “that would just be showing off.” It opens with the second Brandenburg concerto, so Sagan must have relented—or decided it was worth showing off a little.

(Via NewMusicBox)