This Music Was Created Using Voyager Spacecraft Data


Voyager spacecraft

There may be no sound in space, but apparently you can make sound from space…or at least from space data.

Domenico Vicinanza, an Italian scientist and project manager at Géant (Europe’s high-speed data network that powers Cern and the Large Hadron Collider), has taken 37 years worth of data from both Voyager space probes and turned it into music called Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft duet.

Using the spacecraft’s cosmic ray detector, he “used 320,000 individual measurements of cosmic particle data taken at one-hour intervals.”

Sound technical? That’s just the beginning!

To make this data sound musical, Vicinanza mapped different frequencies, or detections, to different frequencies of a note. And to distinguish between the two spacecraft, he created a kind of duelling duet by giving each probe its own arrangement and sound texture. [Hyperallergic]

Listen to the cosmic music below and be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments!

(via Hyperallergic)