SolarBeat lets you play the solar system

A few years ago, Elizabeth Stinson wrote for Wired about SolarBeat,¬†an interactive data website that “uses the real orbital frequencies of the major bodies of our solar system, and uses them to generate an endless melody as each planet plays a note with each orbit,” the website says. Users can make adjustments to the sounds in a few different ways, and it’s pretty cool. It even has the visualization sort of resemble a turntable.

The man behind the visualization runs whitevinyldesign, where SolarBeat lives, and there’s other examples of music and science mingling at the site.

We’ve got a fistful of other examples of this sort of thing in a post called “Music makers using scientific data.”



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