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Sep 19, 2021

NASA Turned a Star’s Corpse into Sound — and It’s Magical

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NASA Turned a Star’s Corpse into Sound — and It’s Magical.


We all know that there’s no sound in space. However, one project from NASA is turning that fact on its head by transforming images of space objects into beautiful music.

It’s all a part of a “sonification” project by the agency’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Universe of Learning program, according to a NASA blog about the topic. The project takes normal charts and images of space and transforms them into sound.

One of the most recent examples of this showcases what the remnants of the Tycho supernova sounds like — and it’s absolutely magical.

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