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NASA Unlocks New Sounds of the Universe

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A new NASA project is allowing the visually impaired to experience images of space through sound.

By translating telescope data into audio through a process called sonification, NASA has produced soundscapes to accompany new images from its space observatories.

This includes the first sonification of a supernova remnant and nebulae.

Liz Landau, who leads multimedia efforts for NASA’s Astrophysics Division, said, “Sonifications add a new dimension to stunning space imagery, and make those images accessible to the blind and low-vision community for the first time.”

Landau said, “I was honored to help tell the story of how Dr. Arcand and the System Sounds team make these unique sonic experiences and the broad impact those sonifications have had.”

The audio was released alongside a new documentary called “Listen to the Universe” that explores how NASA’s System Sounds team creates these sonic experiences.

It aims to make astronomical observations accessible for blind and low-vision individuals for the first time.

The documentary premiered on NASA’s new streaming platform NASA+ which provides on-demand agency content through a downloadable app.

The project highlights the creative ways NASA is sharing its scientific work beyond just the visual.

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