NASA

We often collaborate with NASA to explore the universe through sound. Watch and listen below and check out a few more at NASA’s Explore – From Space to Sound.

We converted 3 stunning images of nebulae into sound for NASA’s Nebula November! They’ve also been sharing some of our older work which is available on Explore – From Space to Sound.

For our 4th set of image sonifications with NASA and the Chandra X-Ray Center we converted images of the Westerlund star forming region, the Tycho supernova remnant, and M87’s black hole outflows into sound! You can also listen to the isolated layers

NASA asked us to sonify the iconic Hubble Ultra Deep Field and here it is! You hear a note for every galaxy as you move farther into the image, back in time over 13 billion years. The pitch of the note indicates the colour of the galaxy (redder is lower, bluer is higher) and the volume indicates the apparent size as viewed from Earth. It’s also featured in the latest episode of NASA’s Curious Universe along with more of our work. 

We teamed up with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Center for the 3rd time to translate light from deep field black holes, the Cat’s Eye nebula, and M51 – the Whirlpool galaxy into sound.  Listen to the full set. 

To celebrate a new batch of stunning Hubble images, NASA asked us to create a festive sonification of the Caldwell 73 globular cluster. Happy holidays!

For the second part of our sonification series with NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Center we converted images of the Bullet Cluster, the Crab Nebula, and the aftermath of supernova SN1987A into sound. Listen to the full set!

We worked with NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Center to listen to light received from the centre of our galaxy, a supernova remnant, and the iconic Pillars of Creation. Listen to the full set!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NASA asked us to convert their enormous collection of Earth science missions into sound. Click here to find out how we did it!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, NASA asked us to convey the legacy of the Apollo program through sound. Watch and listen below and click here for details on how it works. 

We worked with NASA to convert a stunning image of a massive galaxy cluster into sound. Time flows from left to right and the frequency of sound changes from bottom to top. Listen to hundreds of compact elliptical galaxies, many elongated spiral galaxies, and a few foreground stars. Click here to learn more!

We recently worked with NASA to convert the gamma rays of a famous flaring blazar into sound. Higher energy rays are represented as higher pitched notes and visualized with larger circles. On July 12, 2018, astronomers announced the detection of a high-energy neutrino created by this blazar during the flaring event heard in the video. This is the first time we’ve been able to discover the source of high-energy neutrinos coming from outside our galaxy!