"Pale Blue Dot"
In 1977, NASA's Voyager program launched two probes, which collected data on all major bodies in our solar system.
Voyager 1 became the most distant man-made object from Earth after outracing the previously launched Pioneer 10 probe.
Hundreds of years later, at least three alien probes on a direct course for Earth have been intercepted by various space programs.
All of them resembled the Voyager probes, containing greetings and other information in several alien languages.
The most curious discovery was that all of the probes possessed alternate versions of Chuck Berry's Johnny B Goode.
Some people speculated that it was a coincidence, that eventually rock and roll music always emerges in exactly the same way.
Others believed that Chuck Berry was an alien who traveled from planet to planet popularizing the same song repeatedly.
At the time, the reigning theory was that alien life intercepted our probe and recorded the song using their native instruments.
However, it was never completely understood why Johnny B Goode was always chosen from the Golden Record's varied musical selection.
Meanwhile, the two probes continue their voyage through space, encountering strange new forms of life.
Hahaha! They call this *music*? Morflorg laughs! Let us record a parody song and return the favor! Hahaha!
Stravinsky. "Music to enrage aliens by." youtube.com/watch?v=SqdbIa5SYE4
Pale Blue Dot Feb 4, 2011
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Some charming students made a video short based on a popstrip comic for a school project. It's about a girl who is telepathic.
This sort of activity is highly encouraged. For anyone who's curious, here's the original comic.
-swbFebruary 4th '11
the same moarflorg who does the silly human dance?