Both Voyager spacecraft carry a greeting to any form of life. The message is on a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk (right) containing sounds and images that portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.
One of the musical selections on the Voyager gold record is Chuck Berry's 1950s hit Johnny B. Goode
Voyager 2 is escaping the solar system at a speed of about 3.3 A.U. (495,000,000 km) per year.
Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to visit Uranus and Neptune.
A 30-cm gold-plated copper disc, together with a needle and playing instructions, is mounted on the body casing. On it are recorded natural Earth sounds, 90 min of music, 115 pictures, and greetings in 60 languages.
It is departing our solar system in a different direction than Voyager 1.