What does the universe sound like? Let’s listen.

First a little nerdery. Light and all forms of radiation are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It’s possible to shift their frequencies way, way down to where it becomes sound, making it possible for us to listen to everything from infrared to visible light to X-rays and gamma rays. Infrared, which is emitted at lower can be transposed into bass sounds while gamma rays can be heard as screaming treble. This conversion is called sonification.

ZMEScience.com provides us with how certain objects in the universe sound.

More can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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