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What 13,500 pages micro-etched into nickel looks like

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 21st, 02009

 

The good folks over at the Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena who organized the Data and Art show that the Rosetta Disk was in, were kind enough to get some really nice photos taken of the micro-etched data side of the disk.  What you are looking at is over 13,000 tiny pages describing over 1,500 languages.  To see each page you would need a 500x microscope.

Many thanks to Dan Goods at JPL and especially Spencer Mishlen for this gorgeous work.  I really love how the page rows start to look like the Matrix as you zoom in…