NASA’s sonification project- translating James Webb telescope images into sound

News Today 08.09.2022

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on December 25, 2021, and the first set of images taken by the powerful telescope was released in July 2022. Ever since then, space enthusiasts have been in awe of the clarity and range of images taken by the JSWT. Now, NASA is adding another layer to the experience through the sonification of the images and data gathered by JWST. “Music taps into our emotional centres. Our goal is to make Webb’s images and data understandable through sound – helping listeners create their own mental images,” Matt Russo, a musician and physics professor at the University of Toronto, was quoted as saying. (Read More)

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