Sonification of Hoag’s Object

  • Released Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Stretching over 100,000 light-years across, the galaxy dubbed Hoag’s Object is slightly larger than our own home galaxy, the Milky Way.

The blue ring is dominated by clusters of young, massive stars, while the yellow nucleus consists of mostly older stars. In this sonification, a clockwise radar scan transforms data in the image into sound. Bright light is represented with louder volume, and light farther from the center is higher-pitched.

Sonification credits: SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 11:44 AM EDT.


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