Sonification of NGC 1569

  • Released Monday, May 16, 2022

Welcome to one of the most active galaxies in our cosmic neighborhood, NGC 1569. This starburst galaxy creates stars at a rate 100 times faster than in our own galaxy, the Milky Way!

Scientists represented information in this Hubble image with sound to create a beautiful sonification with a bottom to top scan. Brighter light is higher pitched and louder. The three color channels used to process this image are each given their own pitch range, with red representing lower pitches, green in medium pitches, and blue in high pitches.

Sonification credits: SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)

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Release date

This page was originally published on Monday, May 16, 2022.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 11:44 AM EDT.


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