The video is posted on the official Instagram account of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently posted a sonification video of Helix Nebula, and netizens are amazed.
The clip has captured the planetary nebula's images, which is 655 light-years away from the earth and 3 light-years across! When a star starts dying, it expands, and the outer layer grows before the core of the star begins to shrink. This astronomical phase is known as "planetary nebula," and they are basically the remnants of a star.
In the sonification video from NASA, the red light is assigned to lower sound pitches, and the blue light is assigned to higher pitches. This way, NASA is able to perceptualize data in an auditory way, even though there is no sound in space!
"While there's no sound in space, sonifications like this help us conceptualize the data in astronomical images in a new, auditory way!" reads NASA's Instagram post.
Watch the video here :
The Helix Nebula is 655 light-years away from us, and 3 light-years across! Near the end of a Sun-like star’s life, nebulae like this form when the star sheds some of its outer material. In this sonification, red light is assigned lower pitches and blue light is assigned higher pitches. Just as the frequencies of light increase from red to blue, frequencies of sound increase from low to high pitches. While there’s no sound in space, sonifications like this help us conceptualize the data in astronomical images in a new, auditory way! Credit: @systemsounds #NASA #Hubble #sonification #nebula #video #science #sound #space #telescope #universe
Social media is full of reactions after hearing the sound of space.
The choir of a thousand tortured souls. Beautiful— не выплачивается НАСА/Роскосмос/ЕСА заправлять (@Xeoz_) November 9, 2020
That sound sent gave me chills. Terrifying.— Stephanie Proctor (@Stephan34558387) November 9, 2020
You can't ignore these funny ones!
That's Gamora y'all, right before Thanos got the Soul Stone. pic.twitter.com/0W0GxXKdW5— Monica Sahu (@monica25101990) November 10, 2020
A heads up will be better next time NASA pic.twitter.com/fThLosQ2ha— Kevin Wekulo (@KWekulo) November 9, 2020
Amazing pic.twitter.com/XpKqmzTjt3— Shivrag Vishwakarma (@ShivragVishwak3) November 10, 2020
The Helix Nebula is often called the "Eye of God" for its shape, but who knew it has its own sound too? Scientists believe our sun will form a planetary nebula in about 5 billion years, resulting in the end of the solar system. But that's too many years for us to worry about now!
So what do you think of Helix Nebula's sound? Comment below your reaction!