Eclipse9 is proud to offer this beautiful set of coasters, each bearing a replica of the front of the golden record, laser etched in exquisite detail. The coasters are anodised aluminium discs with a black felt backing, and are packaged in a black cardboard box. Each coaster is 90 mm (3.54 in) in diameter.
How would you send a "message in a bottle" to the universe? What would you say to an alien being who might one day find it?
In 1977 two spacecraft launched into space to explore our outer solar system. Voyager 1 has already left our solar system and is the farthest human-made object ever made. Both Voyager probes carry on them a golden record, a big "hello!" from all of us on Earth, just in case someone finds them one day. The golden record has on its outside engraved instructions for how to operate the record, and the record itself contains sights and sounds from our planet, music, and greetings in 55 different languages.
Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan chose these representative photos and audio recordings, and their son spoke the iconic "Hello from the children of planet earth" message. As Carl Sagan said, "The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this 'bottle' into the cosmic 'ocean' says something very hopeful about life on this planet."
Celebrate the Voyager mission (the spacecraft are still beaming back scientific data!) with this perfect gift for the space aficionado in your life.
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Jun 12, 2021
Mar 27, 2021
They look just as pictured. They look great in my living room.
Feb 28, 2021
Thank you for your letter. I am honored to be your first customer in Korea. I also want to travel to Australia later. The condition of the coaster is perfect. Great plating condition, printing, proper thickness, and sponge on the bottom. I wish you a prosperous business. - Yoon
Feb 19, 2021