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What does space sound like? Scientists recreate beautiful sounds of space - Listen here- Brexit News

What does space sound like? Scientists recreate beautiful sounds of space - Listen here- Brexit News

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What does space sound like? Scientists recreate beautiful sounds of space - Listen here- Brexit News
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The mystery and beauty of deep space is being brought to life for the blind and visually impaired in a world first. The show, titled A Dark Tour of the Universe, launched today at the British Science Festival. It offers a tactile experience of the Universe by using 3D models of astronomical images and “sonification” of real astronomical datasets. Sonification is the use of non-speech audio to convey information or perceptualise data. The show is a collaboration between European Southern Observatory (ESO) Fellow Chris Harrison and visually impaired University of Portsmouth astronomer Dr Nicolas Bonne. Dr Bonne leads The Tactile Universe in which stars, black holes and other mysteries of space are recreated in touchable form, providing the visually impaired a method of “seeing” space. Dr Bonne said: “It’s not exactly braille for stars, but that description might help people imagine what we’ve come up with both for this sonic show and for The Tactile Universe.“We wanted to find new ways of opening up the drama and majesty of space to a wider audience. READ MORE: Can ‘PLANET SIZED’ particles orbiting black holes explain Standard Model?“Just because someone is blind or visually impaired doesn’t mean they can’t experience what sighted people experience when they look up...

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