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Published on March 10th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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NASA has turned a Hubble Space Telescope photo into music

While it’s true that space is generally a silent place, there are ways to extract sound from the cosmos in various ways. Everything from planets to black holes emit radiation that can be turned into audio that we can hear.

NASA likes to have fun “sonifying” the universe by interpreting pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope into things we can hear. The boffins took a deep space image of thousands of galaxies, each containing millions and perhaps billions of stars, and turn everything into music. (An explanation of how they did that can be found here.)

Listen to the results.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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