Latest sonification of NASA’s Crab Nebula image shocks netizens

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: December 10, 2020 1:47:21 pm





According to NASA, the Crab Nebula is the result of a supernova and was discovered in 1054 AD. It is located in the constellation of Taurus more than 6,500 light years from Earth.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently shared a sonification video of the Crab Nebula, which has impressed many on the internet.

Shared on the official Instagram account of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the video shows a particular image of a nebula transformed into music from its different colors.

While the blue and white tones of the image translated into bass, and the pinks translated into woodwinds.

For the uninitiated, sonification is the process of mapping certain aspects of data to produce sound signals.

Many of those who found the video also noted that the music produced by the sonification process was similar to the background score of the Hollywood movie ‘Interstellar’.

The space agency said it had used data acquired by its Chanda X-ray Observatory, as well as the Spitzer Space Telescope and Hubble, to generate the audio.

According to NASA, the Crab Nebula is the result of a supernova and was discovered in 1054 AD. It is located in the constellation of Taurus, more than 6,500 light years from Earth.

Since it was shared, the video has been viewed more than 2 billion times on Twitter.

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