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More Images: New NASA Black Hole Sonifications with a Remix
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Sonified Images
Two new sonifications of well-known black holes have been released for NASA's Black Hole Week, Perseus & M87. [Listen to the sonifications here].
Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)

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X-ray Image of Perseus Cluster
Since 2003, the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster has been associated with sound. This is because astronomers discovered that pressure waves sent out by the black hole caused ripples in the cluster's hot gas that could be translated into a note — one that humans cannot hear some 57 octaves below middle C.
Image Credit: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Cambridge/C. Reynolds et al.;

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X-ray, Optical, & Radio Images of M87 Jet
The image in visual form contains three panels that are, from top to bottom, X-rays from Chandra, optical light from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and radio waves from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile. The brightest region on the left of the image is where the black hole is found, and the structure to the upper right is a jet produced by the black hole. The jet is produced by material falling onto the black hole.
Image Credit: X-ray (Chandra): NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical (Hubble): NASA/ESA/STScI; Radio (ALMA): ESO/NAOJ/NRAO;

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