jtotheizzoe:

The Sound of a Fermi Gamma-ray Burst

We can’t see gamma rays, but thanks to this reinterpretation of data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope, we can hear them. Gamma-ray bursts are incredibly powerful explosions, perhaps the most powerful in the universe.

This one originated from a deep-space explosion in 2008. Photons were divided into different instruments and frequencies and then slowed down big time so they could be separated to individual notes.

It’s not exactly Beethoven, but it’s a very special way to represent invisible data. 

(via NASA)

Awesome!

  1. katyscary reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  2. adreamofmirrors reblogged this from armageddon-dildo
  3. armageddon-dildo reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  4. longthinleaves reblogged this from scishow
  5. hartofstone reblogged this from scishow
  6. nikotundra reblogged this from project-argus
  7. codexana reblogged this from princess-hakuryuu
  8. princess-hakuryuu reblogged this from scishow
  9. wayward-astrophysicist reblogged this from scishow
  10. jellearl reblogged this from scishow
  11. datcopter reblogged this from scishow
  12. quantumsquirrel reblogged this from scishow
  13. jet-pack-cat reblogged this from scishow
  14. ask-mrbojangles reblogged this from scishow
  15. syntaxerrror reblogged this from scishow
  16. percy-kirito-waters reblogged this from scishow
  17. chrishemkensbrain reblogged this from scishow
  18. lunasumerin reblogged this from angryhufflepuff
  19. milkshakespearemint reblogged this from scishow
  20. angryhufflepuff reblogged this from scishow
  21. freqbox reblogged this from scishow and added:
    Very interesting but why the use of these instruments? A gamma ray is deserving of something crazy, ideally a mix of...
  22. tehblogofsophie reblogged this from scishow
  23. thenameisphilip reblogged this from scishow
  24. jadedzer0 reblogged this from scishow
  25. setphaserstosassy reblogged this from scishow
  26. clementinecup reblogged this from scishow
  27. zachsmind reblogged this from scishow and added:
    Reminds me of Bernard Herrmann (Taxi Driver, Psycho, Citizen Kane)
  28. scishow reblogged this from jtotheizzoe and added:
    Awesome!
  29. abcstarstuff reblogged this from invaderxan
  30. expansionfractal reblogged this from sempersomnio
  31. kineticallyunstable reblogged this from invaderxan