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Sounds Of Space: Deep Space

In the previous episode, we listened in to the sounds of the Solar System. This week in Discovery, we travel further out into the cosmos to bring you more Sounds of Space.

A sonic tour of the universe, with solar scientist, Dr Lucie Green.

In the previous episode, we listened in to the sounds of the Solar System. This week in Discovery, we travel further out into the cosmos to bring you more Sounds of Space.

Some are recorded sound, others are data – like X-rays or radio waves - that have been sonified. All of them have inspired scientists and artists to help us understand our universe.

Joining Lucie Green on this sonic journey through space are:

- Prof Tim O'Brien (Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory)

- Honor Harger (Executive Director of the ArtScience museum in Singapore)

- Dr Andrew Pontzen (Cosmology Research Group, University College London)

Producer: Michelle Martin

Image: Whirlpool Galaxy Credit, NASA Hubble

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27 minutes

Music

NASA Voyager recordings - Symphonies of the Planets - 1) Jupiter
Kronos Quartet performs Terry Riley’s Sun Rings - Overture (live)
INSTRUMENT: One Antarctic Night – White Noise Universe
Sigur Ros – Jodrell Bank Mix 1
INSTRUMENT: One Antarctic Night – One Night
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F. First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra
Lorenzo Barcelata and the Mariachi México - El Cascabel
Pygmy girls' initiation song (Zaire), recorded by Colin Turnbull
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Georgian S.S.R., chorus, collected by Radio Moscow - Tchakrulo
Louis Dandrel – Les Chants des Étoiles – 12) Arietis
Louis Dandrel – Les Chants des Étoiles – 12) Pulsar Crabe et Vela
Ensemble S - Gerard Grisey – Le Noir d’Étoile Pt 2
Louis Dandrel – Les Chants des Étoiles – 07) Soleil
Semiconductor – Black Rain
Louis Dandrel – Les Chants des Étoiles – 6) Andromède

Space Sounds

Atlas V launch (NASA archive)
Quindar 1 (NASA archive)
Sputnik (Russian space agency)
Mercury Messenger probe – magnetic field recording (NASA)
Earth chorus  (NASA/ Craig Kletzing, University of Iowa)
Saturn’s rings (NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens/ Donald Gurnett, University of Iowa)
Interstellar space (NASA Voyager 1/ Donald Gurnett, University of Iowa)
Voyager Golden Record – Greetings – English, Portuguese, Hindi, Arabic, Nguni (Zulu), French (NASA)
Exoplanet  Kepler 21 (NASA Kepler/Bill Chaplain, University of Birmingham)
Red giant (Asteroseismology.org)
White dwarf (Asteroseismology.org)
Nova (NASA Swift/Tim O’Brien, Jodrell Bank)
Pulsar PSRB1919+21 (CSIRO Parkes radio telescope, Australia)
Millisecond Pulsar PSRJ0437-4715 (CSIRO Parkes radio telescope, Australia)
14a_Pulsar PSR B1933+16 (Lovell telescope, Jodrell bank UK)
Vela pulsar (CSIRO Parkes radio telescope, Australia)
Black hole – Cygnus X 1 (NASA Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer/ Flowmotion/  Tim O’Brien, Jodrell Bank)
Gamma ray burst (NASA Swift telescope/Matt Page, Mullard Space Science Laboratory/ Tim O’Brien, Jodrell Bank)
Cosmic Microwave Background (Bell Labs' Nobel Prize in Physics Education Resources)

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