30 July 2010

The Search for Life in the Universe

Did you ever wonder what the recordings of people sent in to space on NASA's Voyager spacecraft sounded like?  Well, you need wonder no longer.  This short film made for the 2010 World Science Festival has all of the recordings, together with the nation that they represent.  Perhaphs one day across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, will hear this recording and have a good chuckle about the squeakiness of our voices....

(With some thanks to HG Wells)