This is the gold-plated copper record, carried by the Voyager spacecraftin 1977, which contains 116 images and a variety of natural sounds of life on planet Earth, intended for extra terrestials. The first images are of scientific interest, showing mathematical and physical quantities, the solar system and its planets, DNA, and human anatomy and reproduction. The latter shows food, architecture and humans in their day to day lives. Some images contain indications of chemical composition. Sounds are inscribed such as those made by surf, wind, and thunder, and animal sounds, including the songs of birds and whales. The musical selection is also varied, featuring artists such as Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, and Stravinsky and Chuck Berry.
In the upper left-hand corner is a drawing of the phonograph record and the stylus carried with it. The upper right-hand corner shows how pictures are to be constructed from the recorded signals. The lower shows the location of the solar system with respect to 14 pulsars, for locating. The two circles in the lower right-hand corner are the hydrogen atom.