NASA converts phenomenal images of space into beautiful cosmic music

NASA has released three brand new pieces of music that were converted from images and data of distant celestial objects.

Published Wed, Sep 22 2021 4:33 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Oct 16 2021 2:05 PM CDT

NASA has taken images of astronomical observations and has converted them into "musical pieces" for your listening pleasure.

So, how does NASA do this? NASA takes observations made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Space Telescope and other ground-based telescopes and through a process called sonification, the space agency is able to convert the images into sound.

Three new sonifications have been released and they are sourced from observations made of the black hole named Messier 87, a cluster of young stars that are only a couple million years old and supernova explosion.Visualization scientist Kimberly Arcand, from the Chandra X-ray Center along with astrophysicist Matt Russo and musician Andrew Santaguida are responsible for the creation of the sonifications. If you are interested in learning more about the sonification process, check out this link here.

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