In 1977 NASA launched two golden records into deep space on the Voyager I and II probes. Those records carry sounds, images of our planet, and human brainwaves. They have left our solar system and are the the most distant man-made objects floating in space. The Voyager probes are basically a message in a bottle for alien life.
I’ve got a wonderful short film here for you to watch inspired by the Voyager probes called Scavenger. The film was directed by Raphael Rogers and this is the synopsis:
The film begins when a planetary scavenger in an advanced spacesuit comes across the Voyager I drifting in interstellar space. Reading the brainwaves at the end of the record connects him to a planet he’s never known… Earth.
I also included a Radiolab interview in which Ann Druyan explains what those brainwaves on the record contain. It’s actually pretty fascinated stuff.
Rogers is the same filmmaker who brought us the other great sci-fi short films Immersion and Beyond. You should check those out if you haven’t already. I really like the filmmakers stunning visual style and the ideas that he incorporates in his stories.