23 March 2019, 14:00 - 15:00
Outer space may be silent, but within the void lie music waiting to be heard. For years, scientists have tracked charged particles as they zoom through the cosmos, using deep space probes to measure the particles’ paths and mapping algorithms to translate the data into musical scores. Voyager 1 is a spacecraft launched by NASA in 1977 and it is currently the furthest man-made object, happily cruising through the interstellar space, outside the Solar System.
Find out about the NASA Voyager mission and a unique music piece created translating 40 years of data into melodies using a process called sonification. Discover how music can provide a precious tool to explore science and be an amazing source of inspiring art. Presented by Domenico Vicinanza.
Presented as part of Cambridge Science Festival.