NASA conducts “data sonification” and creates sound from space images

Late last year, NASA started posting about “data sonification,” by which scientists translate information collected by NASA missions, like from observatories and telescopes, into sound. 

NASA explained that visualization scientist Kimberly Arcand, astrophysicist Matt Russo, and musician Andrew Santaguida (the latter two of the SYSTEMS Sounds project) used infrared, optical, ultraviolet, and X-ray observations in their work. Check out the trippy results below.

For more on what this is all about and an explanation of the science, head over to NASA: Data Sonification: A New Cosmic Triad of Sound and Data Turned Into Sounds of Stars, Galaxies, Black Holes.

And there’s lots more space sounds content here at the blog.

Image: NASA


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