NASA gave sound to the data from the black hole in the Perseus galaxy, about 240 million light-years away.
NASA has answered a frequently asked question among astronomy fans: what does a black hole sound like ?
According to the special agency, it is possible to know thanks to the data that the different telescopes and probes have collected, especially from the Chandra X-ray Observatory .
With more than 20 years of information history, NASA published a 35-second audio of what the black hole sounds like at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster , about 240 million light years away from our planet.
For the first time ever, you can hear what a black hole sounds like: a low groan, as if a heavy, creaking door is being opened again and again.
sonification of space
NASA has been trying to translate space data and photos into sound for several years now .
To do this, the agency converts X-rays, optical and infrared light into audio depending on their position and the brightness of the sources: elements near the top of the images sound higher in pitch; the brightest points are strongest.
In addition to the Galactic Center , this project has also produced sonified versions of a supernova remnant called Cassiopeia A, or Cas A, and the “Pillars of Creation” located on Messier 16.