Voyager-1 Space Tune

Voyager-1 Space Tune

On November 13, at the NASA booth (Denver, Colorado) they presented a musical composition created from information obtained by the Voyager-1 spacecraft. The work was intended to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ship.

The recording lasts three minutes and consists of data obtained by a device with low energy charged particles. This is a special telescope that identifies protons, alpha particles and heavier nuclei in space.

Each number represents a 26-day measurement from 1977. It forms a note and melody, demonstrating the cosmic path taken. To translate information into music, scientists used ultrasonic processing. The melody recorded moments of approach to Jupiter, Saturn and going beyond the system in 2012. Now the device is flying through interstellar space.

The main melody consists of a cosmic ray counting sound recording and is played by second violins for data up to 2012. Then flutes are connected, and the piano and the French horns double the sound after the passage of Jupiter and Saturn.

The transition from the heliosphere to interstellar space is accompanied by a change in harmony and a change in tonality. The researchers are fascinated by the fact that one of the greatest space missions managed to pass in musical form.

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