• NASA made music from the distance between stars.
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« Last Edit: March 23, 2019, 18:54:28 by Bill from November Sound »
I don't know if you've ever seen this, yet. I think it is really cool!  :)


"Stars and compact galaxies are represented by short and clear sounds, while the spiraling galaxies emit more complex, longer notes.

"Time flows left to right, and the frequency of sound changes from bottom to top, ranging from 30 to 1,000 hertz," NASA explains.

"Objects near the bottom of the image produce lower notes, while those near the top produce higher ones."

"The higher density of galaxies near the centre of the image," the team explains, "results in a swell of mid-range tones halfway through the video."

To put it simply, the sound you hear, is not recorded. It is made by a computer, and simply reads from left to right. The higher a star is on the picture, the higher the pitch gets. The larger in size the star, the louder the pitch. As the white line goes from left to right, the sound plays as it goes over a star.

Although it may sound a little eerie at first, the sonification does create a rather beautiful melody, especially near the middle, when the sound reaches a galaxy cluster called RXC J0142.9+4438.

Now, you can literally hear the music from the stars."
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.

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Re: NASA made music from the distance between stars.
Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 02:59:16
Ooooh that's awesome @Bill from November Sound , I'm sure @budhabuilding likes this!!
Apart from that, it's like a music box seen this way isn't it? Coooool!
I'm proud of this track, check it out! https://soundcloud.com/martimedia/dreams

Re: NASA made music from the distance between stars.
Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 13:01:48
« Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 16:34:09 by budhabuilding »
Great....Here my version of sonifying a church

Ps there is a lot of great nasa audio stuff
Just set all my solo  music free at https://budhabuilding.bandcamp.com

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