Questions about the Voyager Records
May 21, 2010 7:18 AM Subscribe
How did they put images on the Voyager golden records?
posted by jefficator to Technology (5 answers total)
I know how you store music on a record. But I read they stored images on the voyager golden records. How? How would you "play" that? Was the music component played like a regular phonograph? Isn't gold too soft to be a good medium for a record? Is gold intrinsically valuable--something to do with its molecular structure, etc?--or do we just think it is valuable enough to be our first contact with space?