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Do the aliens know about Jaipur?

Voyager I

The Voyager program is an American scientific program that launched two unmanned space missions, the probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. These were launched in 1977 to take advantage of a favorable alignment of the planets during the late 1970s. Although they were designated officially to study just the planetary systems of Jupiter and Saturn, the space probes were able to continue their mission into the outer solar system, and they are expected to push through the heliosheath in deep space.

As of April 2013, Voyager 1 is the farthest manmade object that has ever been sent from the Earth. On 15 June 2012, scientists at NASA reported that Voyager 1 might be very close to entering interstellar space and becoming the first manmade object to leave the Solar System.

The Voyager Golden Record

The Voyager Golden Record

The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records which were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft. 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 contents of the Voyager Golden Record is a collection of 116 images and a variety of natural sounds and also music from cultures across the globe.

So what?

Here is the amazing thing. The song that NASA choose from India that would represent us to anyone out there in the space is “Jaat Kahan Ho” sung by Smt. Kesarbai Kerkar in Raga Bhairavi. Smt. Kesarbai Kerkar, along with other stalwarts like Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar and Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur, was responsible in popularizing and helping the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana acquired its name and status as a Gharana in the early half of the 20th century. Scholars say the hyphenated moniker of this Gharana recognizes that Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana musicians originally came from Atrauli near Aligarh (in Uttar Pradesh) and migrated to the court of the Maharaja of Jaipur, their principal patron.

Source: Wikipedia

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