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Sounds of the Universe

Exploring how sound can reveal secrets about the universe, from orchestral tunes rippling on the surface of the sun to the crackle of Jupiter's atmosphere.

The Sky at Night team listens to the sounds of the cosmos. Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris Lintott explore how sound can reveal extraordinary secrets about the universe - from orchestral tunes rippling on the surface of the sun and the crackle of Jupiter's atmosphere to the sound waves that reveal how the universe was formed. This is astronomy as you've never heard it before.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Mar 2014 01:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Lintott
Presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Series Producer Rob Liddell
Executive Producer Jonathan Renouf

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