Sounds of Earth grew out of a personal need to create a collection of ambient sounds of nature to help me relax or meditate and raise awareness for the protection and restoration of our ecosystems. We need to protect and restore our environment so that future generations can also enjoy the natural sights and sounds that we take for granted. So please support your local environmental projects or the curated ones on this website.
What’s behind the name?
In 1977 NASA launched the Voyager 1 and 2 Interstellar missions to extend the exploration of the solar system beyond the neighborhood of the outer planets to the outer limits of the Sun’s sphere of influence, and possibly beyond. Aboard both Voyager spacecrafts, they included two golden phonograph records intended for other intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations. The content of the records was selected by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan – the most famous Cosmologist and Science Educator of his time. The committee’s selection included sounds and images that portray the diversity of life and culture on planet Earth. A portion of the record was reserved for the Sounds of Earth which included natural sounds from volcanoes, wind, rain, animals, humans, and more.
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