On Sunday, NASA tweeted the sound emitted by a black hole 250 million light-years from Earth. Recorded in 2003, it is only visible to human ears.
After images of galaxies captured by the James-Webb telescope, after the broadcast of a dazzling view of Jupiter, after seeing a photo of a dying star or black hole, and as NASA communicates its next project landing, the American agency has extended its list of recent successes in space exploration.
The company posted on Twitter on Sunday the sound emitted by the black hole. A sound that’s as fascinating as it is mournful, you can listen to below.
The enigmatic melody comes from the immediate vicinity of the black hole located at the heart of the constellation Perseus, or Perseus as it is spelled Anglo-Saxon, or 250 million light-years from our Earth. As the site mentions here motherboard.
Sharing allows NASA to point out and dispel the received impression that space must be quiet. NASA Facts:
“The misconception that there is no sound in space is because space is mostly a vacuum — there is no way for sound waves to propagate. (But) because clusters of galaxies have so much gas, we were able to pick up real sound. .”
To be honest, collection happened a while back. More precisely, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory recorded it in 2003. Problem: So far ordinary people couldn’t hear. “In this new Perseus sound system, sound waves previously detected by astronomers are made audible for the first time,” the company points out.
In detail, NASA was tasked with raising its frequencies by several “quadrillion times,” meaning millions of billions of times. It is their increase in amplitude and volume that allows us today to finally hear this song of the universe.