To help people who are blind experience the 1st image of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole, we worked with the Chandra X-Ray Center to create an audio version of the groundbreaking image. You can also listen to a wider multi-wavelength view.
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.
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 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!