Earth Artifact: Evolution of Life Visualisation Examples (Research)

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A few data visualisation examples I found inspiring. πŸ™‚

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Earth Artifact: Evolution of Life on Earth Wallpaper idea

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Earth Artifact: Evolution of Life on Earth Wallpaper idea

The Idea was to create a wallpaper that represents a simple timeline of the evolution of life on Earth. Didn’t finished and decided to make a video presentation instead, seems more legit. πŸ™‚

Earth Artifact: The Golden Record New Design Idea

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Earth Artifact: The Golden Record New Design Idea

After several experimentations, I came up with a new idea for the Golden Record design. Not finished though, thinking about adding the word “Greetings” In several languages on the cover, sounds like a good idea I guess πŸ™‚

Earth Artifact: The Roadmap

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Earth Artifact: The Roadmap

These are some ideas I’ve generated for the Earth Artifact brief. Generally plan to focus more on the design of the record itself and the timeline of life on earth πŸ™‚

Earth Artifact: Voyager Record Photograph Index (Research)

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Visual Research from the “original” Golden Record.

X-ray of hand, NAIC Woman with microscope, UN Violin with music score (Cavatina), NAIC UN Building Night, UN UN Building Day, UN Titan Centaur launch, NASA Supermarket, NAIC Structure of Earth, Jon Lomberg Street scene, Asia (Pakistan), UN Sprinters (Valeri Borzov of the U.S.S.R. in lead), History of the Olympics, Picturepoint, London Solar system parameters, Frank Drake Solar system parameters, Frank Drake 2 Solar spectrum, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Cornell University (NAIC) Solar location map, Frank Drake Sketch of bushmen, Jon Lomberg Schoolroom, UN Rush hour traffic, Thailand, UN Radio telescope (Arecibo), NAIC Physical unit definitions, Frank Drake Page of book (Newton, System of the World), NAIC Nursing mother, UN Modern house (Cloudcroft, New Mexico), Frank Drake Modern highway (Ithaca), NAIC Mercury, NASA Mathematical definitions, Frank Drake Mars, NASA Jupiter, NASA House construction (African), UN House (Africa), UN Fishing boat with nets, UN Fetus diagram, Jon Lomberg Egypt, Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula and the Nile, NASA Earth, NASA DNA Structure, Jon Lomberg DNA Structure magnified, light hit, Jon Lomberg Diagram of vertebrate evolution, Jon Lomberg Diagram of family ages, Jon Lomberg Diagram of male and female, Jon Lomberg Diagram of continental drift, Jon Lomberg Diagram of conception, Jon Lomberg Demonstration of licking, eating and drinking, NAIC Children with globe, UN Chemical definitions, Frank Drake Calibration circle, Jon Lomberg Astronaut in space, NASA Airplane in flight, Frank Drake

Earth Artifact: What would you put in The Golden Record? (Research)

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NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft launched in August and September 1977. Aboard each spacecraft is a Golden Record, a collection of sites, sounds and greetings from Earth.

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If a new Golden Record were to be created, what one item from the past 30 years would you include? Give us your ideas by Sept. 5, 2007 (the 30th anniversary of Voyager 1β€²s launch) and our Voyager Mission team will pick what they think would be the best additions. Just click on the Comment link at the bottom of this page.

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Each identical Golden Record contains:

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– 117 pictures explaining Earth. This includes drawings and images that convey information about our solar system, images of people doing various activities and a variety of plants and animals, as well as scenes from around the world.

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– Greetings in 54 different human languages and greetings from humpback whales.

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– A selection of sounds from Earth. This ranges from natural sounds, like storms and volcanoes, to human-made noises such as trains, airplane and rocket take-offs, animals, tools being used, and a mother kissing a child.

Earth Artifact: Voyager Golden Record (Research)

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The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records which were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft, which were 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. The Voyager spacecraft are not heading towards any particular star, but Voyager 1 will be within 1.6 light-years of the star Gliese 445, currently in the constellation Camelopardalis, in about 40,000 years.

As the probes are extremely small compared to the vastness of interstellar space, the probability of a space-faring civilization encountering them is very small, especially since the probes will eventually stop emitting electromagnetic radiation meant for communication.

Carl Sagan noted that “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.” Thus the record is best seen as a time capsule or a symbolic statement more than a serious attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial life.

Each identical golden record contains:

 

— 117 pictures explaining Earth. This includes drawings and images that convey information about our solar system, images of people doing various activities and a variety of planets and animals, as well as scenes from around the world.

 

— Greetings in 54 different human languages and greetings from humpback whales.

 

— A selection of sounds from Earth. This ranges from natural sounds, like storms and volcanoes, to human-made noises such as trains, airplane and rocket take-offs, animals, tools being used, and a mother kissing a child.

 

Below are just a few of the sites and sounds on the records.

 

Greetings

 

+ English — “Hello from the children of planet Earth.”

 

+ Hittite — The message translated to English is “Hail.”

 

+ Mandarin Chinese — The message translated to English is “Hope everyone’s well. We are thinking about you all. Please come here to visit when you have time.”

 

+ Russian — The message translated to English is “Greetings! I Welcome You!”

 

+ Spanish — The message translated to English is “Hello and greetings to all.”

 

+ Vietnamese — The message translated to English is “Sincerely send you our friendly greetings.”

 

Sounds

 

+ Wild dog

+ Volcanoes, earthquake, thunder

+ Kiss, mother and child

+ Horse and cart

+ F-111 flyby, Saturn 5 rocket lift-off

+ Crickets, frogs

 

Images

 

+Earth

+Solar System Locator

+Violin and music sheet

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