The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. Neither Voyager spacecraft is heading toward any particular star, but Voyager 1 will pass within 1.6 light-years of the star Gliese 445, currently in the constellation Camelopardalis, in about 40,000 years.
The Voyager Golden Record contains 115 images plus a calibration image and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind, and thunder, and animal sounds, including the songs of birds and whales. The record additionally features musical selections from different cultures and eras, spoken greetings in fifty-nine languages, and printed messages from President Jimmy Carter and U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. The items were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan of Cornell University.
lama cloud ~ I had the idea for “goodnight lama cloud” at some point in class and made my first digital sketch 4 weeks ago. Link. Then a friend encoraged me to play out the idea more and welp here we are. Do you guys like it?
‘Thunder Boy’ is an illustration I completed for one of my contributors. I also included a gif of my process for those who like that sort of thing. As always, thank you all for your support! It means the world to me.