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NASA Shares Spooky Black Hole Sounds

The sound itself was made by NASA researchers and released earlier this year

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

UNITED STATES: Recently, NASA has had its hands full as the space agency is working diligently to compile extensive UFO research while also reviewing data obtained by the organisation’s swanky new James Webb Space Telescope.

In addition to all of that, the group has become extremely popular on Twitter for re-sharing the black hole sound it recorded earlier this year.

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The sound itself was made by NASA researchers and released earlier this year. Liberties had to be taken with the other information that was provided because the black hole produced sounds that were about 57 octaves below middle C.

“The sound waves that astronomers had previously detected were isolated and made audible in this new sonification of Perseus. The extracted sound waves were radial, that is, they were taken away from the centre,” researchers published in May.

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“The signals were then scaled up by 57 and 58 octaves above their genuine pitch, or, to put it another way, they are being heard 144 quadrillions and 288 quadrillion times higher than their original frequency (A quadrillion is 1,000,000,000,000,000.)

You can hear waves being emitted in different directions thanks to the radar-like scan that surrounds the image. Blue and purple in the visual representation of these data both represent X-ray data obtained by Chandra.

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The Chandra X-ray Observatory of NASA is where the sound waves were first spotted. Nothing can escape a black hole because of its extreme gravity, not even light.

Some stars die and turn into black holes. The star’s energy dissipates, and it collapses in on itself, creating a beautiful explosion. A black hole is a region of such intense gravity that nothing can escape from it, not even light.

At the end of some stars’ lifespan, black holes form. The star’s internal collapse results in a beautiful explosion as the energy holding it together vanishes.

Black holes can form in a variety of ways, and big ones can contain masses that are tens to millions of times greater than our sun at a point that is no bigger than the tip of a pin, As a black hole’s mass grows, some of them begin to trap more and more matter.

Also Read: NASA’s DART Will Try to Change an Asteroid’s Path

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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