Photo, Print, Drawing The sounds of Earth

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About this Item

The sounds of Earth
Contributor Names
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Waldheim, Kurt
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Creator)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Voyager Project (U.S.)
-  Physical Objects
Physical Objects
-  A gold-plated copper disc that contains sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Includes 115 images, a variety of natural sounds, 90-minutes of musical selections from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings from Earth-people in fifty-five languages. In addition, it includes printed messages from President Jimmy Carter and U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim.
-  NASA produced this recording in 1977 to accompany the Voyager 1 and 2 interstellar spacecraft.
-  Etched into matrix area: "to the makers of music--all worlds, all times."
1 sound disc : analog, 16-2/3 rpm ; 12 in.
Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division
Online Format
Original Format
photo, print, drawing

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Chicago citation style:

Carter, Jimmy, Kurt Waldheim, and United States National Aeronautics And Space Administration. The sounds of Earth. , 1977. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Carter, J., Waldheim, K. & United States National Aeronautics And Space Administration. (1977) The sounds of Earth. , 1977. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Carter, Jimmy, Kurt Waldheim, and United States National Aeronautics And Space Administration. The sounds of Earth. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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