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A Universe of Notes
  • This audio explanation of the electromagnetic spectrum makes an analogy between sound and light. Just as nature is full of sounds that humans can not hear, the universe is full of light with too little or too much energy for human eyes to detect. NASA's multiwavelength telescopes let us tune in to the whole range of electromagnetic signals from the universe. (Source: SAO's Cosmic Questions exhibit)
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Chandra Podcasts in Audio Format
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Data Sonification: Sounds from Around the Milky Way
  • By turning Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer images into sounds, a new project allows users to listen to the center of the Milky Way and other objects.

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Wakeup calls are a long-standing tradition of the NASA program. Each day during the mission, flight controllers in the Mission Control Center greeted the crew with an appropriate musical interlude:

STS-93 wakeup call, flight day 6 "A Little Traveling Music" - Barry Manilow

STS-93 wakeup call, flight day 5 "The Sound of Silence" - Simon and Garfunkel
STS-93 wakeup call, flight day 4 "Someday Soon" - Suzy Boguss
STS-93 wakeup call, flight day 3 "Brave New Girls" - Teresa

STS-93 wakeup call, flight day 2 "Beep Beep" - Louis Prima