Scientists at the Chandra X – ray Observatory have converted light from explosions into the sound of musical instruments.
There are no explosions or collisions in space, but thanks to NASA’s new “Ultrasonic Data Processing” program, you can get an idea of what the most intense phenomena in the universe will look like. This was reported Space.com.
The Moon X-Ray Observatory, which has been observing distant galaxies on X-rays for 20 years, is converting light into sound. As part of a new project, researchers on the moon selected three iconic images and turned different frequencies of light into sounds.
The Crab Nebula, a remnant of the Supernova SN 1054, was the first to be transformed. In the ultrasonic processing of the nebula, X-ray light (blue and white) brass instruments were represented, while optical light (violet) string instruments and infrared (pink) wood brass instruments …
The pitch of the notes made by each device increases from the bottom of the image to the top. Noises converge in the center of the nebula, where a rapidly rotating pulsar emits gas and radiation in all directions.
NASA posted two similar videos. One shows the bullet galaxy cluster, where two galaxies slowly collide with each other 3.7 billion years from Earth. According to NASA, this collision is the first direct evidence of the existence of dark matter, and through the process of gravitational lensing, distant galaxies appear larger and closer to the blue areas of the image. The blue regions of the dark matter are represented by the lowest audio frequencies in the video and the highest by X-ray light.
The last video showed a supernova explosion, Supernova 1987A, which first appeared on Earth in 1987. The supernova is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy about 168,000 light-years away.
The supernova image in the video is gradually transformed, showing the evolution of the eruption from 1999 to 2013. The light becomes brighter, and the louder and louder the sound. According to NASA, when a supernova shock wave passes through it, the gas ring reaches its maximum brightness, resulting in the loudest and loudest noises at the end of the video.