A novel method of perusing the images and data of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been developed by a group of professionals, including scientists and musicians.
The first two songs depict two views of the Southern Ring Nebula as well as the prismatic vistas of the Cosmic Cliffs in the Carina Nebula.
The notes of a transmission spectrum that tracks the atmospheric properties of the hot gas giant exoplanet WASP-96 b are played on the third track.
Each of them enables listeners to isolate standout details and gain a fresh perspective on the information.
A musician and physics professor at the University of Toronto, Matt Russo, claimed that music "taps into our emotional regions."
Our intention is to use music to assist listeners form their own mental representations in order to interpret Webb's data and imagery.
With assistance from the Webb project and NASA's Universe of Learning, a group of scientists, musicians, and a member of the blind and visually challenged community worked to adapt Webb's data.
The image is scanned by the sonification from left to right. The soundscape, vibrant and complete, portrays the complexity in this enormous gaseous hole that resembles a mountain range.