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Listen to the sound of the sun, generated from data gathered by SOHO

Robert Alexander created a soundtrack for the sun, you can check it out here

By: Trace Hagan from Jan 23, 2013 @ 20:41 CST

Ever wonder what the sun sounds like? Well, you can now find out for sure thanks to Robert Alexander. He is a data sonification specialist, which basically means he turns numbers into sounds and music. "I think of myself as an explorer," Alexander says in the video below. "I live in the space between art and science and technology."

Alexander relied on data collected by SOHO, the Solar Heliospheric Observatory, to generate the music. Motherboard's Michael Byrne says, "He's rendered solar flares as a human choir, and turned the sun's rotation into a a tribal beat." He managed to detect a hum from the data, which cycled every 27 days, the same rotational period as the sun.

Take a look at the video and let us know what you think of it. It really does the best job of explaining it.


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