NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has provided a unique experience for everyone who has ever wondered what a black hole seems like, releasing a recording associated with data sonification of the dark hole at the centre from the Perseus galaxy cluster.
Notably, this black opening has always been associated with sound, according to NASA, because astronomers discovered that the ripples in the cluster’s hot gas caused by pressure waves sent out by the dark hole could actually be converted into a note. NASA stated it is some 57 octaves below middle C – something that humans cannot listen to.
“ The popular misconception that there is no sound in space originates with the fact that most of space is basically a vacuum, providing no moderate for sound waves in order to propagate through. A galaxy cluster, on the other hand, has copious amounts of gas that wrap the hundreds or even a large number of galaxies within it, offering a medium for the sound waves to travel, ” NASA said.