Table des matières
- Decoding images from the Golden Record
- 1. A handsome little pup who’s ready to play
- 2. A trio of trouble
- 3. What’s better than one puppy? An entire couch of them!
- 4. This pup is ready to party…
- 5. …While this one is ready for a snooze!
- 6. Mom’s pretty adorable too
- 7. The floppiest puppy you’ve ever seen
- 8. « I’m ready for my boop! »
- 9. Rain isn’t a problem for this intrepid explorer
- 10. This little guy’s only just woken up from his nap
- 11. « I can take myself out for a walk, thank you! »
- 12. A very cute pair of puppy pals
- 13. « Hey, mom! I got you a present! »
- 14. Showing off his flowing locks
- Description of the Golden Retriever
- Life Expectancy and Size
- Protective Ability
- Energy Level
- What Living with a Golden Retriever is Like
- Care of the Golden Retriever
- Ideal Home Environment
- Health Concerns
- Behavior Problems
- Pictures of Golden Retriever Puppies
- Golden Retriever Dog Pictures
- Pictures of white Golden Retrievers
- Pictures of Golden Retrievers
- Dark Golden Retriever Pictures
- Black and white Golden Retriever pictures
- Best Golden Retriever Pictures
- Woman Shares Photographic Proof of Her Unbreakable Bond with Her Dogs
- She started by dressing her pup, Hugo, in adorable costumes and mimicking the way the other acts.
Decoding images from the Golden Record
More than 11 billion miles away from Earth, two small discs are rocketing through space at speeds in excess of 37,200 miles per hour. Their journey started in 1977, when NASA sent the two Golden Records into space, bolted to the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. The records contain a treasure trove of information about our home planet, including sounds, songs, and images from Earth.
At the moment, the records are just hangers-on to the Voyagers’ current mission, to document the outer limits of the Sun’s influence on the Solar System. By 2030, however, both Voyagers will cease communicating with NASA, but they will continue sailing through space. At that point, they will have only one mission: continue on with the Golden Records in hopes that another advanced civilization, somewhere in the galaxy, intercepts them.
NASA’s Golden Record NASA
The audio contained on the record should be fairly easy to decode — extraterrestrials will only need to figure out the correct speed and rotation of the disks, place the included stylus within the grooves of the record, and jam out to Chuck Berry, Mozart, and the sounds of the Earth.
Unscrambling the images contained on the record — that’s going to be a little bit harder.
You might think that the images were included in some printed or digital form, such as a .jpeg or .tiff. But back in 1977, there was no technology available to put images on analog disks. Voyager’s computer systems could only hold 69 kilobytes of information, barely enough for one image, let alone 115. So NASA invented a way to include image data on the LPs.
By projecting images onto a screen, recording them with a television camera, and then turning those video signals into audio waveforms, the images could be properly pressed onto the records. The reversal process — turning that image data back into images — is what any extraterrestrial (or curious human) would have to figure out how to do.
Luckily, NASA engineers included instructions on the cover of the record to help decode the data contained on the disks. And without access to 1970’s technology and expertise, the guidelines were tricky for us to follow. But after learning a lot from the DIY community, including from Ron Barry, who wrote his own in-depth guide to decoding the disks, we were able to see the data.
We tried two alternate methods using Microsoft Excel and Python — and were amazed to find that even 40 years later and with completely different technology, it was still possible to unravel images from the audio waves.
Maybe extraterrestrials will be able to figure this out after all.
Take a look at the video to see how we decoded the Golden Record — and maybe give it a try yourself.
A decoded image of the human body Image: Cory Zapatka / The Verge
Golden Retrievers: lovable, loyal and endlessly sweet natured. It’s not hard to see why they’re one of the world’s most popular breeds! Their puppies are especially adorable with their floppy ears and big smiles, so here are a whole bunch that are sure to make you go « awww! »:
1. A handsome little pup who’s ready to play
Source: Golden Retriever
2. A trio of trouble
3. What’s better than one puppy? An entire couch of them!
Source: Golden Retriever
4. This pup is ready to party…
5. …While this one is ready for a snooze!
Source: Clari Calahari
6. Mom’s pretty adorable too
Source: Golden Retriever
7. The floppiest puppy you’ve ever seen
8. « I’m ready for my boop! »
9. Rain isn’t a problem for this intrepid explorer
10. This little guy’s only just woken up from his nap
11. « I can take myself out for a walk, thank you! »
12. A very cute pair of puppy pals
13. « Hey, mom! I got you a present! »
14. Showing off his flowing locks
The golden retriever is one of the most popular breeds in America, and with good reason. A lovable and loving dog with a beautiful golden coat, this dog is a perfect match for many families around the world. Their intelligence and devotion to their families make them extremely trainable as a house pet or competition companion. Read on to learn more about the golden retriever.
Description of the Golden Retriever
A large dog with a silky coat that ranges from ivory to reddish, the golden retriever is instantly recognizable. His floppy ears and soft eyes frame a dark nose. This breed was originally bred to help duck hunters bring ducks back to the boat. To this day, these dogs are generally friendly with strangers and even-tempered with change. They tend to love water and fetch, qualities that come together to make them into the quintessential American dog.
The breed was originally developed in Scotland as a hunting retriever, in the mid 1800s. They quickly exploded in popularity thanks to their balance between friendly pet and useful hunting companion. Currently, the breed is more often bred as a companion pet than hunting thanks to their sweet temperament. This temperament is also what makes them popular for use as service dogs. The golden retriever is one of the best dog breeds for growing families thanks to their sweet nature.
Life Expectancy and Size
The health of this breed has deteriorated slightly during its rise in popularity. Inbreeding and irresponsible breeders have contributed to a steep rise in cancer rates and hip dysplasia for this breed. These popular family dogs generally only live 10 to 12 years.
The golden retriever stands just about two feet tall, and weighs between 55 and 75 pounds, with the males larger than the females.
It’s often said that the golden retriever is more likely to bring an intruder his ball and show him to the jewelry, than to protect your home. Their love of their owners does not translate to protective ability in general. Given that this dog was originally bred to share a small boat with strangers, this intense friendliness is not surprising.
Golden retrievers that growl around other dogs or their food bowls are generally undersocialized or undertrained, rather than protective. This trait is uncommon and undesirable in the breed, and warrants a call to a behavior consultant.
The golden retriever is one of the most trainable dog breeds around. The drive to learn and be near humans makes this dog extremely trainable. They respond well to clicker training and other reward-based training methods.
Their love of food and toys makes them ideal as guide dogs, search and rescue dogs, and competitors in dog sports. They excel at obedience, agility, tracking, and more.
Many fetch-obsessed goldens will enjoy training in exchange for a round of play. Their bright minds should be fed with training – this breed is a lifelong learner that will continue learning new tricks well into their golden years.
Despite being a fantastic family dog, the golden retriever is not a piece of furniture. They require regular mental and physical exercise to keep them happy. Without jogs, hikes, training, or other exercise, this breed will quickly resort to destructive and hyperactive ways.
Goldens tend to play using their mouths. Exercise using toys like flirt poles gives them an appropriate outlet for this urge. A mix of mental and physical exercise every day will keep this dog a happy companion for many homes.
What Living with a Golden Retriever is Like
While the golden retriever is a perfect dog for many homes, they require regular exercise. Families that are gone for 8-10 hours per day (or more) might not be well-suited to living with this active and intelligent breed.
As puppies, goldens can be very mouthy, and often steal socks or other objects. They have prolonged adolescence, frustrating owners who are unprepared for having rebellious teenage dogs for almost three years. Responsible owners will take their dogs out several times per day, and for at least one long excursion per week.
Do not expect to just skate by as a golden retriever owner – these dogs need to be paid for good behavior using treats or toys, or they will find other ways to get what they want! Once well-trained, the golden retriever is nearly unrivaled in his friendliness and love of family.
Care of the Golden Retriever
The popularity of this breed can be attributed to their relatively low care. The golden retriever is a relatively easy dog breed to own once their exercise needs are taken care of.
Like all breeds, the golden retriever should not be left in extreme heat or cold. They should not be exercised in extreme heat unless they’re playing in the water – which many goldens love.
As a hunting dog, the golden retriever needs regular outdoor exercise. He enjoys running, chasing, retrieving, swimming, and using his nose. These dogs often love playing with children and other dogs, though that is often not enough on its own. They should get at least an hour of structured mental and physical exercise per day.
While some golden retrievers would happily play fetch until they drop, these ball maniacs should be taught to play other games and exercise in other ways. The full-on sprinting of fetch and single-minded obsession is potentially harmful to their bodies and minds. Balance out fetch with puzzle toys, training games, and long walks as much as possible.
Shedding and Grooming
The long, silky coat of this dog is thick and water-repellant. The “pet line” of this breed tends to be very fluffy, leading to increased grooming needs. The “hunting line” of this breed tends to have less thick fur. Either way, this breed sheds intensely once or twice per year.
They benefit from regular (at least weekly) brushing to deal with the year-round moderate shedding. A slicker brush can help remove the fur from a golden’s coat before it works its way into your home.
Ideal Home Environment
This adaptable dog is extremely popular for a reason. They can succeed in homes with young children, young couples, or older owners. Their large size makes them a bit difficult to manage for extremely young or old owners. Keep this in mind, even if you’ve had a golden retriever at another stage of your life.
While they are quite adaptable to urban and suburban life, the golden retriever requires at least an hour of playtime, exercise, or training per day, and does not do well if left alone for the majority of his time. “Sport lines” and “hunting lines” may require more mental and physical exercise than “pet lines” in this breed.
Speak to your breeder or rescue to ensure that you are matched with a puppy or adult that is well-suited to your home and life. There is a wide range of personalities within this breed, depending on what the breeder has in mind.
Unfortunately, cancer is a common concern for this breed. This is a difficult problem for breeders to screen for, but ask your breeder about cancer in their past dogs. They should have a good idea of what their past dogs have died from, and at what age. Good golden retriever breeders will also screen for hip and elbow dysplasia, heart issues, and eye issues.
The golden retriever is touted as one of the friendliest and most easy-going dog breeds in existence for good reason. That said, some golden retriever lines show a high incidence of “resource guarding,” where the dogs growl, snarl, snap, or bite around food and toys. Speak to a behavior consultant if you notice your golden retriever displaying these behaviors.
Some dogs become so excited to see other people and dogs that they bark or lunge at them. This problem is more common in urban and suburban areas. This behavior is called “leash reactivity” and can be frustrating to live with or resolve. Speak to a trainer or behavior consultant for help, and be sure to ask about reward-based training rather than resorting to punitive training tactics.
Finally, an under-exercised and bored golden retriever can be a very naughty dog. They can be quite destructive or anxious if uncared for.
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Golden Retrievers are incredibly popular dogs, and with very good reason.
The breed is loving, loyal, kind and gentle.
But they are also totally stunning.
When you look at Golden Retriever photos, you can’t help but smile.
Pictures of Golden Retrievers are almost as head turning as the dogs themselves.
Let’s take a look at some of the very best pictures of Golden Retrievers, and find out what makes them so special.
Pictures of Golden Retriever Puppies
What could be cuter than pictures of baby Golden Retrievers?
If you are on the fence about bringing home a Golden puppy, then you’d better look away now.
These adorable Golden Retriever puppies’ photos will end up making the decision for you!
Cute Golden Retriever puppy pictures aren’t hard to come by, but they are often blurry.
Because Goldie pups are little packets of energy.
Fortunately, when they do slow down for a moment, they manage to get themselves into some seriously cute positions.
As an originally working bred dog, the Golden Retriever has a few natural instincts that appear in puppyhood.
Firstly, there is that all important ‘retriever’ part.
They just love to pick things up and carry them around. And they really don’t care whether they are your things or there own.
These inquisitive little cuties also love being outdoors. But that can manifest itself in helping out with the gardening – even if you don’t want them too!
Bred for co-operation with their human partners, Golden Retrievers are very much family oriented.
Wherever you go, they want to come too.
Which is fine when you’re headed somewhere they can join in.
But they might have a bit of a sulk if you need to leave them at home for half an hour when you pop to the shops.
But don’t worry, by building up time spent alone you’ll soon be able to pop out occasionally without them batting an eyelid.
Although it’s important to take them with you as much as possible.
To help socialize them to anywhere and everywhere they might need to go when they grow up!
They will also need plenty of playtime.
Goldies aren’t just lively pups, they are clever dogs too. And as such, they need training and activities to keep those big brains busy!
Tug games and fetch games are great fun for these intelligent retrievers.
1 year old Golden Retriever pictures can look a lot like adults, or still very puppyish.
It’s hard to place this little one on the age scale, but he’s definitely coming out of puppyhood and approaching his adult size.
Golden Retriever Dog Pictures
Pictures of Golden Retrievers at different ages are all appealing.
Although there is of course something insanely adorable about pupsters, the adults are equally amazing.
Because of the wonderful variation amongst this breed, we’ve grouped together Golden Retriever colors pictures for you.
Pictures of white Golden Retrievers
Not only is it fun to look at the range of Golden Retriever colors you can find, it can also be helpful if you are trying to think up Golden Retriever Names.
The very palest of Golden Retrievers can fairly be described as white.
Did you know that most of the whitest Golden Retrievers are from what are referred to as show lines.
Bred historically for the ring rather than the field, these Goldens are the exact same breed, but have a slightly different parentage.
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Their sleek coats look amazing in the snowy shade. And their coats can have no sign of color other than a little bit of a dark tone to their ears.
As the shade moves more into cream than white, they are still very pale dogs.
As this chap with his favorite feline friend is demonstrating!
As the white moves to cream, we get closer to that namesake shade…
Pictures of Golden Retrievers
Of course Golden Retrievers are each technically golden, but we all know that some are closer to that shade than others.
Although the Golden shade of coat can be similar in some of these dogs, they can have quite different face shapes and body structure.
The dark rings around their eyes and the color of there noses can vary too.
The dog above has a very dark nose, whereas the one below has a much paler tone.
What is however universally true is that Golden Retrievers love spending time outdoors.
Visits to the dog park or romps in the woods will never be the same again with this fabulous pooch.
Glistening Goldens of any age are gorgeous, but there is something wonderful about pictures of Golden Retrievers in their twilight years.
Older Golden Retrievers can require some additional care that their younger counterparts don’t need.
Such as softer orthopedic beds or ramps to climb in and out of the car.
This beautiful older Golden Retriever has that adorable white face lightening which comes with age.
But perhaps even more stunning is the dark shade that Golden Retrievers can be.
Where gold goes so deep, it is almost red.
Dark Golden Retriever Pictures
Pictures of Golden Retrievers with nearly red fur can confuse some people who aren’t as familiar with the breed, into thinking they are cross bred.
But pedigree Golden Retrievers can indeed be this deep shade.
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It’s more commonly found in working bred Goldens, who are also often slimmer in body shape and have slightly narrower faces.
These gorgeous deep coats are the same texture as their whiter counterparts.
They also need the same level of grooming, especially after a day playing around in the snow!
And with that thick furry rug to keep them warm, who can blame them for wanting to stay out even when it’s cold!
Black and white Golden Retriever pictures
There are very few things in life that don’t look better in black and white.
Although we love showing off the beautiful range of colors in Golden Retriever pictures, we just wanted to leave you with something a bit arty.
These black and white Golden retriever pictures can be quite solemn. Just look at this little pup’s expression!
You can’t beat a black and white photo if it’s a mood piece you’re after!
Best Golden Retriever Pictures
I hope you have loved looking at our gallery of the best Golden Retriever pictures as much as we have!
These wonderful pups are truly brilliant pets, companions and friends.
If you are thinking of bringing home a Golden Retriever, make sure you check out our complete breed guide here.
Furry friends offer us love and companionship, but for Ursula Aitchison, they’re also the muses for her charming photographs. Her Golden Retriever named Hugo is the inspiration for her ongoing series of portraits that feature the two together. Aitchison and Hugo are the yin to each other’s yang; she’ll dream up scenarios where they’ll wear coordinating outfits or mimic the way the other acts. When Hugo is alone, however, he proves that he’s a true star who is effortless in front of the camera. It comes with a lot of practice. “Ever since he was a puppy I’d put the occasional clothing item on him or a pair of sunglasses,” Aitchison told My Modern Met earlier this year, “but I really started about a year ago when other people noted how human he looked!”
Since we last checked in on Aitchison, she’s had her hands full with another Golden Retriever in her life. She adopted Huxley in March of 2019, and it seems she’s found another pup who has the same dashing good looks and playful spirit as Hugo. As a puppy, Huxley was posing with Hugo—often in “little brother” roles—and we’ve gotten to see how fast he’s grown. Now that he’s approaching Hugo’s size, they’re almost twins that share a palpable love for Aitchison. It’s safe to say that for her, the feeling is mutual. Would she be showering them in lipstick kisses otherwise?
Scroll down for some of the latest cute Golden Retriever photography by Aitchison, then follow her on Instagram to see more of the trio’s sweet antics.
She started by dressing her pup, Hugo, in adorable costumes and mimicking the way the other acts.
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All images via Ursula Aitchison.
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