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Hear black holes and galaxies translated into sound from NASA data – CNET

The Whirlpool Galaxy sounds like a horror movie.

This composite of the Cat’s Eye Nebula uses data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope. X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI

In space, no one can hear you scream, but on Earth we have ways of turning space objects into haunting soundtracks.

Galaxies, black holes and nebulae come to life via audio, giving us a new way to interact with the cosmos. A team of scientists translated data collected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other space telescopes into sound using a process called data sonification.

Musician Andrew Santaguida of System Sounds, a science and art outreach project, was also involved.  

On Wednesday, NASA released new audio tracks that let us listen to a Chandra Deep Field observation, the Cat’s Eye Nebula and the Whirlpool Galaxy. The three all have distinctly different sonic personalities, ranging from light and ethereal to almost creepy.

From YouTube…

Source: Hear black holes and galaxies translated into sound from NASA data – CNET

Could Trump Be Convicted Of Criminal Charges? : Fresh Air : NPR

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‘New Yorker’ writer Jane Mayer talks about the criminal investigation into whether Donald Trump engaged in tax, banking and/or insurance fraud. If convicted, he could be sentenced to prison.

“The thing that’s most complicated about this case and makes it really hard is that in order for this to be a criminal act, they have to prove that there was criminal intent — that Trump intended to break the law and knew what the law was,” Mayer says.

Source: Could Trump Be Convicted Of Criminal Charges? : Fresh Air : NPR

Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

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Library of Congress sent this bulletin at 03/24/2021 08:27 AM EDT

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

Janet Jackson’s clarion call for action and healing in “Rhythm Nation 1814” now joins other groundbreaking sounds of history and culture among the latest titles inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, including Louis Armstrong’s “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” Nas’ “Illmatic,” Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration,” and Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection.”

Watch the announcement video featuring several of the artists and songwriters.

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Source: Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, March 5, 2021 | Garrison Keillor

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“The law has nothing to do with justice, and injustice can’t be left unchallenged. So I decided to be a writer” – Leslie Marmon Silko, born this day in 1948…

Source: The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, March 5, 2021 | Garrison Keillor

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.

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The agency’s newest rover captured first-of-its-kind footage of its Feb. 18 touchdown and has recorded audio of Martian wind.

New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars.

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Source: NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet