Space + Flight

28
Feb

Voyager 1 and 2 Sing a Duet

Physicist and musician Domenico Vicinanza, being interviewed by Gemma Tarlach for Discover Magazine:

Data sonification is a really huge chapter in the global book of representation techniques. We are probably more used to listening to the waveforms of the things that are around us, like the noise of an engine, the sound of a drop of water, or the comforting voice of a loved one, rather than imagining that we can use a melody to describe data and information.

Vicinaza isn’t the only one. Scientists did the same with data from the twin satellites of the Radiation Belt Storm Probe mission.