Nasa Releases Black Hole 


NASA's Chandra X-Ray

Observatory has released two new sonifications of well-known black holes.

The First Came From A Black Hole

At the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster, which was made well-known due to sound waves detected around it by Chandra in astronomers 2003. 

Scientists Discovered Pressure Waves

From black hole caused ripples in the cluster's hot gas that could be translated to a note some 57 octaves below middle C. 

NASA Notes That...

The sonification is unique because it revisits the actual sound waves discovered in Chandra's data. 

The Sound Waves Were Extracted

Outwards from the center and the signals were then resynthesized into the range of human hearing by scaling them upward by 57 and 58 octaves above their true pitch. 

Chandra Wrote

"The popular misconception that there is no sound in space originates with the fact that most of space is essentially a vacuum, providing no medium for sound waves to propagate through,"

"A galaxy cluster, on the other hand, has copious amounts of gas that envelop the hundreds or even thousands of galaxies within it, providing a medium for the sound waves to travel."