Do you know how black hole sounds? NASA releases audioclip
New Delhi : NASA has released an audio clip that is believed to have captured sound of a black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster.
Since 2003, the scientists have been claiming that the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster comprises of sound. The astronomers concluded it by analyzing pressure waves by the black hole, they created ripples in the cluster’s hot gas that could be translated into a sound note.
So far it is believed that there is no sound in space as most of it is vacuum and with that sound waves cannot travel. A galaxy cluster, on the other hand, has copious amounts of gas that envelop the hundreds or even thousands of galaxies within it, providing a medium for the sound waves to travel.
This is the first time the astronomers have converted the waves into audible format. The signals were resynthesised into the range of human hearing.
Listen to the sound below:
These sonifications, which were led by the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC), were a part of NASA's Universe of Learning (UoL) program with support from the Goddard Space Flight Center/ Hubble Space Telescope. The collaboration was led by visualization scientist Kimberly Arcand (CXC), musician Andrew Santaguida and astrophysicist Matt Russo, (both of the SYSTEMS Sound project). The Chandra program is handled by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.