What does sunrise SOUND like on Mars? Here’s some music derived from that.

Even though Mars’ atmosphere is very, very thin–about 1% of what we have on Earth–there are still enough molecules to provide a medium through which sound waves can travel. This leads to the next question: what sounds are there on Mars?

Boffins at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter in the UK have figured out a way to compose music created by an algorithm that translates sunrise data from Mars. It’s actually very pretty.

Read more about how this was all done here.

BONUS: Closer to home, here’s some “music” made by the wind whipping around a Toronto condo tower. (Via the CBC)

Alan Cross

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