Universe  ID: 14260

Sonification of RS Puppis

RS Puppis is a glittering star 200 times larger than our Sun and wreathed with dust reflecting starlight. Located about 6,500 light-years away, this star rhythmically brightens and dims over a six-week cycle.

In this sonification, scientists represent data in the image as sound for a new, festive way of experiencing RS Puppis. Pitch is assigned based on direction from the center; as the circle travels inward, light closer to the top is high pitched, and light closer to the bottom is lower. Light toward the left is heard more in the left speaker and light toward the right is heard more in the right speaker. Additionally, brightness in the image is mapped to louder volume.

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

For more information about the Hubble Space Telescope and its images, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

 

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Credits

Paul Morris (KBRwyle): Support
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. However, please credit individual items as indicated above.

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Mission:
Hubble

Keywords:
SVS >> Sonification
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
NASA Science >> Universe