Listen to the stars!
April 3, 2021 3:00PM CDT
NASA has gotten into the music business. Sort of.
OK, full disclosure — this video is about a year old, but I just became aware of it, so it’s new to me, like buying a new used car.
It’s what’s called a “sonification”. The process of sonification basically assigns frequency ranges to certain types of data, then pans left to right and gives the sounds that come from the data. And despite the nerdy explanation, the sounds that come out are kind of cool.
This one is made from an image from the Hubble telescope.
You can see more at nasa.gov. Just put “sonification” in the search bar.
Each one is unique. And no, you don’t have to be high to enjoy them.