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Čeština: Přebal Zlaté desky Voyageru s návodem, jak desku přehrát
Deutsch: Goldene Platte der Voyager-2-Sonde
English: Voyager Golden Record

This gold aluminium cover was designed to protect the Voyager 1 and 2 "Sounds of Earth" gold-plated records from micrometeorite bombardment, but also serves a double purpose in providing the finder a key to playing the record.

The explanatory diagram appears on both the inner and outer surfaces of the cover, as the outer diagram will be eroded in time. Flying aboard Voyagers 1 and 2 are identical "golden" records, carrying the story of Earth far into deep space. The 12 inch gold-plated copper discs contain greetings in 60 languages, samples of music from different cultures and eras, and natural and man-made sounds from Earth. They also contain electronic information that an advanced technological civilization could convert into diagrams and photographs. Currently, both Voyager probes are sailing adrift in the black sea of interplanetary space, flying towards the outmost border of our solar system.
Français : Voyager Golden Record

Cette pochette en aluminium a été conçue pour protéger les disques plaqués or Sounds of Earth de Voyager 1 et 2 du bombardement de micrométéorites, mais aussi pour donner des informations sur comment restituer l'enregistrement.

Le diagramme explicatif apparaît sur les faces interne et externe de la pochette, car le diagramme extérieur va subir une érosion dans le temps.
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04:46, 9 April 2006 Mathewignash Cover of the Voyager Golden Disk.


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15:23, 29. Mai 2005 FEXX höhere Auflösung, bessere Bildqualität
16:56, 8. Feb 2004 Matthäus Wander Goldene Platte der Voyager 2 Sonde von Wikipedia Englisch kopiert
21:46, 13. Dez 2003 Bent Cover of the Voyager Golden Disk.


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